Harpagophytum procumbens

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Related to Harpagophytum procumbens: devil's claw, Corydalis ambigua
A bitter African herb, the root of which contains harpagoside; it has been used topically for skin lesions, and internally for arthritis, diabetes, gallbladder disease, gastrointestinal complaints, and liver dysfunction, and is said to be a potent analgesic

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Molecular targets of the antiinflammatory Harpagophytum procumbens (devil's claw): inhibition of TNF[?
A review of the biological and potential therapeutic actions of Harpagophytum procumbens.
Downregulation of iNOS expression in rat mesangial cells by special extracts of Harpagophytum procumbens derives from harpagoside-dependent and independent effects.
Effectiveness of Harpagophytum procumbens in treatment of acute low back pain.
New and known iridoid- and phenylethanoid glycosides from Harpagophytum procumbens and their in vitro inhibition of human leukocyte elastase.
The role of stomachal digestion on the pharmacological activity of plant extracts, using as an example extracts of Harpagophytum procumbens.
Efficacy and tolerance of Harpagophytum procumbens versus diacerhein in treatment of osteoarthritis.
Extracts from the roots of Harpagophytum procumbens DC Burch and Harpagophytum zeyheri Decne are being used to treat patients with rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, arthrosis and lower back pain (Wegener, 1999).
Anti-oxidative activity of Harpagophytum procumbens (Sevil's claw).
Computerised literature searches (MEDLINE, PUBMED, EMBASE, BIOSIS, COCHRANE COLLABORATION LIBRARY) were carried out and experts in this field were contacted in an attempt to identify all clinical trials of products derived from Harpagophytum procumbens.
The five chapters on Harpagophytum procumbens do not mention that the San Bushman have been using devil's claw for millennia.