Unrest Rheumatism, back pain, tendinitis, dyspepsia, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, ulcers, boils, headache, menstrual
Diseases Arthritis, gout, diabetes, osteoarthritis
Beneficial Anti-inflammatory, analgesic
Harpagophytum or common devil's claw, is a herbaceous and creeping can extend up to five feet long. Harpagophytum is composed of lignified roots that can reach a weight of five kilograms. The leaves are harpagophytum green tint and sharp appearance. While the flowers are large and harpagophytum a beautiful purplish red. But the fruit of harpagophytum, it would be more akin to the well hooked claws that enable it to cling to the animals that graze and ensure their dissemination. These are the tuberous roots that are used for medicinal purposes and their flavor is sweet.
Harpagophytum is a plant that has a predilection for hot and dry climates, mainly located in Africa's desert regions and specifically in the Kalahari desert and the steppes of Namibia and even Madagascar. But there is also the side of harpagophytum in Botswana and throughout the south of this continent. It is able to specify that the popularity of harpagophytum is such that the capital of Namibia, Windhoek gave him one of these common names.
Harpagophytum composition Harpagophytum medicinal properties
Harpagophytum is composed mainly of bitter principles of the most significant with beta-sitosterol, but also glycosides irridoïdes with harpagoside, and the harpagoquinone, phenylpropanoids, and phytosterols, flavonoids, triterpenes, unsaturated fatty acids with cinnamic acid and chlorogenic.
And finally, harpagophytum includes sugars, minerals with calcium, phosphorus, but also magnesium and potassium, and iron and copper and silicon. And many vitamins, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B9 and B12, but also of vitamin C and beta-carotene.
Did you know that the harpagophytum is highly coveted by major pharmaceutical companies for its therapeutic properties.
Joint, muscle, skeleton :
Harpagophytum is a plant that focuses its medicinal properties on joints such as glucosamine and chondroitin, and all troubles and inconveniences which revolve around the system and articular degeneration of the locomotor system.
It should be noted that the harpagophytum is approved by the ESCOP, and the German Commission E as an analgesic an anti-inflammatory without first-rate no side effects on the whole field joints, muscles, and skeleton.
Harpagophytum and MSM will help relieve the athletes and the elderly and relieve damaged cartilage
Several studies have verified the power analgesic and anti-inflammatory harpagophytum in back pain, but also in everything related problems with arthritis and osteoarthritis, tendonitis in athletes also in rheumatism. Moreover harpagophytum can provide joint flexibility and vitality of the most beneficial and salutary.
Digestive system :
ESCOP the German Commission E has certified the virtues of harpagophytum in recovery and treatment of dyspepsia, but also in many diseases affecting the liver but also the kidneys, gallbladder and bladder.
Several clinical studies over long periods (3 years), have demonstrated the effectiveness of harpagophytum in relieving intestinal pain, but in the same way in disorders of constipation or diarrhea and symptoms of flatulence. Its effect by stimulating and regulating digestion, harpagophytum reduces gastrointestinal disorders, liver and kidney as burns stomachs, but also concerns removal of uric acid that causes gout among other.
In many other areas, harpagophytum excels through its regulation of cholesterol to combat diabetes hardening of the arteries but also for its actions and anti-inflammatory analgesic with menstrual disorders, headache (headache ), it is said that external application, it treats the wounds and other skin lesions such as boils and ulcers.
Harpagophytum other uses
The name devil's claw would say a legend telling that when animals are wounded with the prickles of harpagophytum, they began to jump and shake furiously is that amounted to a frenzied dance diabolical . Harpagophytum is present in capsules, teas, powders.
Rheumatism, back pain, tendinitis, dyspepsia, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, ulcers, boils, arthritis, gout, diabetes, menstruation, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, osteoarthritis, headache