Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)

Definition:Used for treating rheumatism, arthritis and gout in South Africa, the glycoside content of this herb makes it a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It is also considered an antiaging botanical and a vascular tonic. It is an ideal herb for most geriatric applications.
Applications:Arteriosclerosis, arthritis, blood purifier, cholesterol inflammation, edema, indigestion, liver ailments, neuralgia, rheumatism and stomach ailments.
Scientific Updates:Recent studies have confirmed the anti-inflammatory value of this herb for chronic rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and gout, rating it equal to phenylbutazone, a commonly prescribed drug for arthritis.72 It also helps to regulate cholesterol levels.

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