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Holist Nurs Pract. 2007 Jul-Aug;21(4):203-7.

A review of the efficacy and safety of devil's claw for pain associated with degenerative musculoskeletal diseases, rheumatoid, and osteoarthritis.

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Department of Anesthesia, Memorial Hospital, York, PA 17403, USA. sd372@drexel.edu

Abstract

Harpagophytum procumbens, known as devil's claw, has been used traditionally for the treatment of pain, fevers, and dyspepsia. Recently, it has become popular for the treatment of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Studies have yet to establish a clear mechanism of action; however, current research is focusing on pro-inflammatory mediators as well as on potential antioxidant characteristics.

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