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What The (Good) Devil?

Filed Under: Herbs at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Devil’s Claw products have been top selling herbal supplements for many years. If you are not scared by the name, you will find out that this incredible plant, part of the sesame family, can offer multiple health benefits.

Originally from southern Africa and the island of Madagascar, Devil’s Claw, has been used medicinally for hundreds of years as an herbal supplement to support health issues such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lower back pain. In addition, African tribes have been using Devil’s Claw to treat gastrointestinal difficulties for years.

Devil’s claw name is derived from the herb’s unusual fruits, which are covered with numerous small claw-like appendages. However, the fruits aren’t used in herbal supplements as most of the extracts are produced from the secondary roots.

Studies have shown some positives results for Devil’s claw supplements. Researchers have found that devil’s claw supplements can alleviate arthritic pain symptoms if product is taken on a daily basis. Recommended dosage may vary depending on age, diet and the severity of the osteoarthritis. In most cases, an average of 600mg to 1200mg of devil’s claw extract per day should be enough to obtain results from natural supplements.

Several brands of natural supplements have been using Devil’s claw in the herbal formulations, along with other herbs, in products for osteoarthritis. Arthritis is one of the most difficult health problems to get immediate results and some people have experienced significant improvements from continue use of Devils’ claw supplements.

 2 Comments, latest by danny

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2 Responses to “What The (Good) Devil?”

  1. C.J. says:

    Potential Side Effects of Devil’s Claw

    The most likely side effect of devil’s claw is stomach upsets but it has also been reported to cause headaches, ringing in the ears, loss of taste and appetite. People with allergies may react to devil’s claw. Devil’s claw should not be taken by people with gastric or duodenal ulcers. People with gall stones should consult their health providers. Pregnant and breast feeding women should not take devil’s claw. Devil’s claw extracts have theoretically been associated with interactions with blood thinning agents e.g. warfarin, and cardiac drugs so it is important to talk to your health provider if you have heart disease or are taking these drugs.

  2. danny says:

    I’ve been using devils claw for quite sometime, no side effects, it works for me. Liquid form is the best!

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