Is your back pain a pain in the neck? Or you tend to have general aches and pains in your joints? Fed up with taking painkillers an want to try something natural? You are at the right place! It is Back Pain Awareness Week between 7-10th October and World Arthritis Day on the 12th October. Lets see what nature can contribute to the events…….
There is a pretty looking plant from the Kalahari desert in Namibia called Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) with wonderful medicinal properties. The name was given due the claw-like appearance of the root. The roots have been traditionally used as a bitter tonic for indigestion and lack of appetite, to reduce fevers, used a blood purifier, to relieve rheumatic and arthritic pain, lower back pain and headaches. Extensive research have been done on the anti-inflammatory properties of the plant and it has been shown that Devil’s Claw is very beneficial for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, tendinitis, acute and chronic back pain and generally for any aches and pains of the joints and muscles.
Studies also show that the efficacy of Devil’s Claw is close conventional treatment and is a suitable “alternative” to NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen, which often cause stomach problems and other side-effects. Devil’s Claw is safe to use even in long term, however it should be avoided if someone has gastric or duodenal ulcers because it may aggravate the conditions.
If these benefits sound good to you then try FlexiHerb that contains a potent and strong root extract of Devil’s Claw. Take 1-2 tablets a day and see how you feel. If your symptoms and pain are severe and are diagnosed with any musculo-skeletal disease, please visit your GP as you may need further medication and treatment.