Other examples of tested natural products include capsaicin derived from hot chilli peppers, Devil's claw from Harpagophytum procumbens
extract and ginger extracts as well as phenolic compounds based on olive trees used in combination with moderate physical activities.
Evaluation of acute and chronic treatments with Harpagophytum procumbens
on Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats.
Devil's claw vs NSAIDS: The study by Gagnier, et al, also found that the use of an aqueous extract of Harpagophytum procumbens
at 60 mg had similar efficacy to 12.5 mg of rofecoxib per day for chronic non-specific low-back pain in the short term.
Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens
) as a treatment for osteoarthritis: a review of efficacy and safety.
is an autogenous species from southern Africa, where the plant has been historically used to treat various conditions, such as fever and rheumatic arthritis .
Antiinflammatory and analgesic effects of an aqueous extract of Harpagophytum procumbens
. PlantaMedica, 58: 117-123.
These drugs are obtained from the espinheira-santa (Maytenus officinalis), guaco (Mikania glomerata), artichoke (Cynara scolymus), sacred shell (Rhamnus purshiana), aroeira (Schinus terebenthifolius), devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens
), soy isoflavone (Glycine max) and cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa).
* Devil's Claw Root (Harpagophytum procumbens
), native to South Africa, has anti-inflammatory properties, stimulates the lymph system, and is a detoxifying herb for the entire body.
This genus includes two species: Harpagophytum procumbens
However, the non-profit American Botanical Council (ABC), Austin, TX, said the NY AG's investigation reached an incorrect conclusion based on its "too-narrow interpretation of botanical classifications." In botanical classification and nomenclature, devil's claw is usually known scientifically by its Latin name, Harpagophytum procumbens
, where Harpagophytum is the genus of the plant and procumbens refers to the species of the plant, ABC explained.
Scientific name Plant part Therapeutic area: A15 Achillea millefolium L., flos Dried inflorescence Achillea millefolium L., herba Not applicable Arctium lappa L., radix Not applicable Artemisia absinthium L., herba Not applicable Centaurium Erythraea Rafn, Not applicable herba Cichorium intybus L., radix Not applicable Harpagophytum Procumbens
DC Cut dried tuberous and/or Harpagophytum Zeyheri secondary root Decne, radix Marrubium vulgare L., herba Not applicable Trigonella foenum-graecum L., As defined in the Ph.
This review will focus on epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), sulforaphane, resveratrol, Curcuma longa, Boswellia serrata, and Harpagophytum procumbens