|Harpagophytum procumbens and H. zeyheri are members of the sesame family (Pedialaceae) and are native to southern Africa. Devil's claw has many uses including loss of appetite, stomach upset, tendonitis, allergies, headache, and disorders of the locomotor system.
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Additional ABC Devil's Claw Resources
Devil's Claw root monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.
Devil's Claw root monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.
Devil's Claw: From African Traditional Remedy to Modern Analgesic and Antiinflammatory. 2000; 50:47-54
New Knowledge of Harpagoside: Distribution, Biosynthesis/Accumulation, and Pharmacology. HC# 061342-482, October 15, 2013
Anti-inflammatory Activity of Devil's Claw Reviewed. HC# 060672-345, January 31, 2008
Devil's Claw for Low Back Pain. HC# 022374-111, February 23, 1997
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