Organic Devils Claw Root & Elderberry

£7.50£14.50

Caution: Devils Claw can interact with anticoagulant medications and can affect those with stomach ulcers. Check with your doctor to ensure safe use if on medication or pregnant.

This Roots and Berries blend is a combination of Devils Claw Root and Elderberries. Great for relief of muscle and joint pains, it also helps with symptoms of the flu, common cold and is a general immune system boost. The active ingredient in Devils Claw Root named Harpargoside has been shown in scientific studies to be as effective as on the market osteoporosis medication for joint pain relief (always consult a licensed doctor or herbalist if on medication).

Devils Claw (Harpagophytum Procumbens) is native to Africa. Named after its uniquely large claw-like appearance, it can be found in the Kalahari Desert, Namibia and various South African countries. Devils Claw has been used medicinally by the San and Khoi people of the Kalahari Desert for thousands of years.

Elderberries have traditionally been used to help with the immune system, coughs, colds, flu, bacterial infections, viral infections, tonsillitis, lower cholesterol, improved vision and heart health.

Country of origin: Nambia

All Herbal Infusions include unbleached, plastic free tea bags

Eco-Friendly: Our tubes are 100% recyclable (cardboard) also our block bags and inner packets are 100% home compostable and biodegradable to EN13432 standards (made from vegetable starch)

 

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How to use

Devils claw can be made into a tea. Have 2-3 cups daily.

To make a tea:
1. Use a ratio of 1-3 tsp (2-6g) of Devils claw to 1 cup (250ml) of water.
2. Add roots and water to a pot and bring to a boil.
3. Cover, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10-15 mins, then strain and serve.
4. You can add citrus and natural sweeteners, we do not recommend sugar.

Nutritional information

Energy kcals 45.0
Energy kj 188
Total Fat 0.7g
Of which saturates – 0.2g
Carbohydrates 9.2g
Of which sugars 0.7g
Protein 2.7g
Fibre 3.5g
Salt 76.0mg

Herb profile

This is for information purposes only.

Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect in humans and laboratory animals. The active ingredients are various iridoid glycosides, acetylated phenolic glycosides, and terpenoids.

The major chemical constituents of Harpagophytum are iridoid glycosides, phytosterols, aromatic acids, and flavonoids. Glycosides found in the tubers of the plant appear to be the most therapeutically important constituents.

Taking devil's claw by mouth has been shown to reduce low-back pain. Devil's claw seems to work about as well as some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on pain associated with Osteoarthritis. Taking devil's claw alone, with other ingredients, or along with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) seems to help decrease osteoarthritis-related pain human studies have shown.

Devils claw

Devils claw: Can reduce pain in the joints caused by inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis (it contains a range of Glycosides which appear to be the most therapeutically important constituent, like harpagoside alongside many others).

Laboratory studies found that extracts from the plant can block several pathways which cause joint inflammation. Harpagoside is said to be responsible for this.

Glycosides: Glycosides are a wide variety of naturally occurring substances in which a carbohydrate portion, consisting of one or more sugars or a uronic acid. is combined with a hydroxy compound. The hydroxy compound, usually a non-sugar entity also called a aglycon.

uronic acid: Uronic acid is a carbohydrate containing both a carboxylic acid and an aldehyde or ketone.

Carboxylic acid: Carboxylic acid is a number of organic compounds in which a carbon (C) atom is bonded to an oxygen (O) atom by a double bond and to a hydroxyl group (―OH) by a single bond. A fourth bond links the carbon atom to a hydrogen (H) atom or to some other univalent group.

Univalent: Having a valence of one aka monovalent. Valence refers to the amount of bonds it has, so this means space for 1 bond.

Hydroxy: A hydroxy or hydroxyl group is a functional molecular group with formula -OH.
Its composed of 1 oxygen atom covalently bonded to 1 hydrogen atom.

Aglycon: a noncarbohydrate group, usually an alcohol or phenol, combined with a sugar to form a glycoside.

Phenol: Phenol is an organic hydroxy compound that consists of benzene bearing a single hydroxy substituent. The parent of the class of phenols.

Benzene: Benzene is an organic chemical compound with the molecular formula C6H6. The benzene molecule is composed of six carbon atoms joined with one hydrogen atom attached to each. Because it contains only carbon and hydrogen atoms, benzene is classed as a hydrocarbon.

Harpagoside: Harpagoside is characterized as an iridoid glycoside. It Is the active ingredient in Devils claw that give it its anti-inflammatory properties.

Aja Nova Organic makes no medicinal claims about our herbal products.

Always check with a licensed herbalist or practitioner/doctor when using herbal supplements for specific issues or if on medication or pregnant.

This is for information purposes only.

weight

100g, 50g

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