Simple Herbal Extracts | Devilís Claw

Name

Devilís Claw

Botanical Name

Harpagophytum procumbens

Part Used

tuber

Contraindications

Gastric and duodenal ulcers *

Traditional Information*

A South African herb that is primarily used for osteoarthritis. The tuber is an anti-inflammatory, a cholagogue, a mild liver tonic and a diuretic. The specific indications are arthralgias with stiff, painful joints and liver/gallbladder conditions with itchy skin.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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