Harpagophytum Procumbens

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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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The results for median percentage change from baseline of Arhus pain, disability and physical impairment were extracted from our seven studies of the possible utility of aqueous extracts of Harpagophytum procumbens for chronic back pain (2 randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies (Chrubasik et al., 1996; Chrubasik et al., 1999), 1 randomised, double-blind, comparison with a conventional NSAID (Chrubasik et al., 2003), one open controlled comparison with NSAIDs (Chrubasik et al., 1997), and 3 open uncontrolled studies, one over 8 weeks (Chrubasik et al., 2002) and 2 over a year (Chrubasik et al., 2005a, 2007).
The C[O.sub.2]-extracts and Harpagophytum were the most active plant extracts.
In 2002, we reported the results of an 8-week, 3-centre surveillance of treatment of back, knee or hip pain with the aqueous standardized Harpagophytum extract, Doloteffin[R] (Chrubasik et al., 2002).
Group H (H, n = 11) received standard food pellets with added Harpagophytum extract FB9195 (14% harpagoside, Fig.
After that, it is better to take a remedy such as Glucosamine, Chien Pu Wan, Knot Grass Complex or Harpagophytum. For more details, please contact our hotline.
This study was carried out to evaluate whether the anti-inflammatory response in rats to the whole extract of Harpagophytum procumbens is a consequence of adrenal corticosteroid release.
THE herbal anti-inflammatory Harpagophytum (Devil's Claw) would be a good choice.
I would also suggest you take Harpagophytum, at a dose of 15 drops twice a day, to desensitise the allergy.
The quality of clinical trials with Harpagophytum procumbens, Phytome-dicine 10, 613-623.
I'd also try 10 drops of harpagophytum in a little water twice daily after meals to help stabilise that part of the immune system responsible in the treatment of allergies.
Keywords: Low back pain; Harpagophytum extract; One year follow-up