Use: (a) Anti-inflammatory, (b) Analgesic, (c) Anti-arthritic, (d) Bitter tonic.
Devil's claw is used for arthritis, bursitis, gout, neuralgia, headache and other generalized aches and pains. Research shows it may be useful for vascular dementia in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion.
Active Constituents of Devil's Claw
Harpagoside, Magnesium, Potassium, Verbascoside, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, flavonoids, triterpenes, beta-sitosterol, gum resins
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