Devil’s claw is an herb. The botanical name, Harpagophytum, means “hook plant” in Greek. This plant, which is native to Africa, gets its name from the appearance of its fruit, which is covered with hooks meant to attach onto animals in order to spread the seeds. The roots and tubers of the plant are used to make medicine.
Devil’s claw is used for “hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), arthritis, gout,muscle pain (myalgia), back pain, tendonitis, chest pain, gastrointestinal (GI) upset or heart burn, fever, and migraine headache. It is also used for difficulties in childbirth, menstrual problems, allergic reactions, loss of appetite, and kidney and bladder disease.
Some people apply devil’s claw to the skin for injuries and other skin conditions.
SUPPLEMENT FACTS: Devils Claw Powder 225mg, Cats Claw Bark Extract 34mg, 1mg Alkaloids (5mg Total Polyphenols), White Willow Bark Powder 40mg, Garlic Powder 40mg.
INGREDIENTS: Devils Claw Powder (Harpagophytum procumbens)
Bulking Agents: Di Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate; White Willow Bark Powder (Salix alba), Garlic Powder, Cats Claw Bark (Uncaria tomentosa) Extract, Anti-caking Agents: Magnesium Stearate, Silica; Glazing Agent: (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Carnauba Wax).
DIRECTIONS: Take 1 tablet three times a day. This may be increased to 2 tablets three times a day if desired. Should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
(V) SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS
STORAGE: Store in a cool dry place and out of sight and reach of children.
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