Devils Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) is found in the Kalahari Desert Africa. Scientific tests have shown that Devil's Claw supports muscle, cartilage and joint health. It is also well known as a digestive tonic and is beneficial in the support of liver and gall bladder health. A variety of conditions are treated using the remedies made from the devil's claw.
Herbal remedies made from this herb today are generally similar to it's traditional applications many years ago. Many herbal shops typically sell the it as medication for the treatment of arthritic and rheumatic conditions in dogs as well as humans.
This herbal remedy can give relief from pain produced by joint and muscular conditions, which can include gout, back pain, disorders such as fibrositis, and long term rheumatoid arthritis.
Many dog owners are aware of the great value Devil’s Claw has as an anti-inflammatory agent, in osteoarthritis but it’s uses also include all types of muscle pain,and some forms of digestive upset – although it should not be used if your dog is suffering from an ulcer.
It is a bitter tonic and can help dyspepsia and chronic pain. Devil's claw works, and it’s safe. If your dog is on cardiac medication or anticoagulants, check with your vet before administering.
Natural dog remedies containing the devil's claw
Muscle & Joint Support aids healthy strong joints, muscles, tendons, cartilage and bones, cleanses and purifies the system and improves liver functioning.