DEVIL'S CLAW, A HELP AGAINST PAIN
The article on fibromyalgia, contained in our latest newsletter, received a lot of feedback and testimonies from those who actually suffer from this problem and wanted to share their personal experiences with us.
Many have cited the effectiveness of the Devil's Claw, so much so that we decided to talk about it more in depth and to create an offer to allow you to try it and discover its properties.
Harpagophytum procumbens, or Devil's Claw, is a herbaceous plant that grows in the Kalahari Desert, Namibia, Madagascar, and South Africa. It was used by local populations to combat fever and digestive disorders.
It arrived in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century and soon the original indications were neglected for the benefit of its particular anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
The effectiveness analgesic , antirheumatic And anti-inflammatory of harpagosides (active ingredients of the root) has been confirmed for some time and is comparable to that of synthetic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and to cortisone itself. The mechanism of action is linked to the inhibition of the enzymes involved in the mechanisms of inflammation, reducing swelling and relieving pain.
A study carried out in Germany and published in 2003 in the medical-scientific journal Rheumatology showed that patients suffering from backache And low back pain chronic undergoing treatments with devil's claw or Vioxx (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) were unable to distinguish which medicine was given to them. Put simply, the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect of products containing devil's claw is comparable to that of modern pharmacology medicines.
Its root is of great pharmacological interest, for this reason the Officinal Tincture of Devil's Claw is used in chronic rheumatic diseases and by those who suffer from arthritic pains . Lately it has also begun to be used in cases of fibromyalgia , with excellent results. Sportspeople use it successfully to avoid tendinitis ei articolar pains due to efforts.
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