Devil's claw or harpagophyte is a medicinal plant native to the southern region of the Kalahari desert in Africa.
Its name is due to the shape of the stems that come out of it and hold its seeds.
Its root is used for medicines after being cut and dried in the sun for at least 3 days.
Native Africans have been using the roots of this plant for many years as a natural remedy to relieve muscle and joint pain.
This plant gained popularity in Europe and North America from 1950, when colonists in Africa, made it known to their countries of origin.
This very bitter root has anti-inflammatory properties, stabilizes sugar levels and clears the blood.
Eliminates toxic impurities from muscles and tissues, reduces cholesterol, relieves pain and reduces inflammation.
Helps with back pain, arthritis and rheumatism.
It stimulates cortisol, the natural analgesic version of cortisone in the body, promotes joint flexibility and serves as a tonic to correct digestive and gastro-intestinal disorders, reduces fevers, heartburn, headaches, and various allergies, can be used in diseases of the immune system .
Several studies have proven that taking devil's claw root for 8 to 12 weeks reduces pain and improves physical functioning in people with osteoarthritis.
In simple tea form or by mixing this tea with juice.
Recommended maximum daily dosage: 1.5g per day.
For arthritis cases, the dose can be 750mg (3/4 of a coffee spoon), 3 times a day.
Example of devil's claw recipe:
Place 1g to 2g (1 to 2 teaspoons) of devil's claw roots in boiling water and keep simmering on a low heat for 5 minutes.
Strain and drink 1 to 3 times a day with meals.
To preserve the freshness of this product:
Avoid exposure to heat.
Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
Remove all existing air before closing the package
Close the bag securely after use.
Store in a cool, dry place.
This product should be consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
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