Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints.
Pain, stiffness or swelling in the joints, muscles, tendons, ligament or bones are signs of the beginning of arthritis.
Our joints wear-and-tear easily due to excessive usage in daily activities, and traumatic or infections. When our joints swell, it becomes exceedingly difficult to flex that particular body part properly.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), Rheumatoid Arthritis are common in women in developed countries.
9.6% of men & 18% of women above 60 years old worldwide have symptomatic Osteoarthritis.
There are more than 100 types of arthritis that affect the joints and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments) of the body.
4 most common types of Arthritis are:
1️⃣ Osteoarthritis (OA) is due to the wear and tear of the joint cartilage, which is a stiff yet flexible connective tissue and helps cushion the end of each bone in a joint from shock and prevents friction between bones. Once this cartilage wears off, the bones directly rub against each other causing pain and loss of movement.
2️⃣ Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be characterised by the inflammation of the membrane lining of the joint and synovial. It causes pain, stiffness, hot sensations, redness and swelling.
3️⃣ Fibromyalgia is a common condition associated with widespread aching, stiffness and fatigue. It stems from within the muscles and soft tissue.
4️⃣ Gout happens because of needle-like crystal deposits if uric acid in the joints.
What is Devil's Claw?
✅ An Aromatic plant of South & South East Africa.
✅ Store a wealth of medicinal benefits in its roots & tubers.
✅ For thousand of years, Devil's Claw is a popular, natural remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, digestive & skin issues.
✅ Modern researchers have found strong evidence that those on Devil's Claw had significant improvement for pain.
Who needs DEVIL'S CLAW?
Where Does Devil's Claw Fit In?
Devil's Claw and Arthritis and Pain Relief
📌 It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce swelling, relieve pain, improve mobility and vitality to joints.
📌 It can also relieve pain from joint and muscular problems including gout, back pain, fibrositis and arthritis conditions due to its analgesic properties.
Devil's Claw and Indigestion
📌 The bitter taste stimulates the stomach to increase acid production and improve digestion.
Devil's Claw and Body Cleansing
📌 Devil's claw helps to improve the function of liver in the process of cleansing and detoxifying the body.
📌 The bitter taste can also stimulate the gall bladder to release bile and relieve constipation.
📌 It also helps clear uric acid accumulated at the joints and reduces elevated levels in the blood.
- University of Maryland Medical Center. Devil's Claw. Available at http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/devils-claw. [Accessed July 2103]
- Ahmed M.l, Afifi M.I, Younos I.H. Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil's Claw): A Possible Natural Anti-Inflammatory Agent. Iranian Journal of Pharmacology & Therapeutics. (2005) 4:54-63
- Rachel. W. (ed.). (2004) Natural's Medicines. London. Reader's Digest
- The Arthritis Foundation, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1999). National Arthritis Action Plan: A Public Health Strategy.
This information is provided by Groway for education purposes only. It should not be used to substitute medical diagnosis.