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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Devils claw is used in the treatment of arthritis, and has significant anti-inflammatory activity. Other actions of Harpagophytum that aid in its anti-arthritic application are its analgesic and vasodilatory effects. Can be used in tendonitis and to treat degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Alterative, Analgesic, Antiallergic, Antiinflammatory, Diuretic, Immunostimulatory, Sedative, Vasodilator
Black Currant, Turmeric, Yucca
Caution with anti-arrhythmic and blood pressure medications (theoretical). Less effective if taken with antibiotics (needs intestinal bacteria for activation). Higher doses may cause transient mild GIT disturbances such as diarrhea & flatulence, Frontal headaches, conjunctivits, tinnitus, tachycardia, rhinitis
Powdered tuber: 100-250 mg TID (note: for analgesic effects should be taken in enteric coated capsules with meals). Tincture (1:2, 25%), 6-12 ml QD. Decoction: 1 tsp/cup, simmer 15 min, 1 cup TID for at least 1 month.