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Wien Med Wochenschr. 2002;152(15-16):389-92.

[Degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system--overview of current clinical studies of Devil's Claw (Harpagophyti radix)].

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Herbal medicinal products with secondary tubers of Devil's Claw (Harpagophyti radix) are successfully used in degenerative rheumatism. The interest in this herbal drug is documented by many controlled and uncontrolled clinical studies in the last few years. Efficacy was tested in patients with degenerative rheumatism or low back pain. There was shown an improvement of motility and a reduction of pain sensation and a good tolerability following an administration even for only few weeks.

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