devil's claw


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devil's claw

a perennial herb, Harpagophytum procumbens, native to southern Africa. Its dried tubular secondary roots and lateral tubers are used for dyspepsia, loss of appetite, and generalized pain. It is also used in homeopathy for arthritic disorders and in folk medicine for a wide variety of disorders.

Devil's claw

A southern African shrub (Harpagophytum procumbens) that produces a barbed fruit with a bitter flavor. It has been used in Madagascar as a folk therapy for bone and joint pain and for problems with digestion and pregnancy.

devil's claw,

n Latin name:
Harpagophytum procumbens; parts used: roots, tubers; uses: appetite stimulant, arthritis, allergies, headaches, heartburn, dysmenorrhea, upset stomach, malaria, gout; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with chronic peptic and duodenal ulcers and cholecystitis; can cause nausea. Also called
grapple plant and
wood spider.
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Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) a plant native to Southern Africa, has historically been used in traditional medicine to treat a wide range of diseases and currently is widely employed as anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving natural remedy in Europe and other parts of the world.
Washington, August 17 (ANI): A group of scientists has reported the development of new 'biofactories' which can produce rare healing substances in the endangered Devil's claw plant.
Devil's claw (Harpagophtyum procumbens) is a herb commonly used to treat rheumatic conditions.
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Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), is a South African plant used for arthritis, myalgia, and as an external ointment for burns or sores.