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Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis?
Clinical trials are coming out in favor of the arthritis relieving effects of two herbal claw varieties.
Both Cat’s claw and Devil’s claw have been found to relieve the effects of both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
What’s obviously a tremendous plus is the fact that it is without ant serious side effects, so often associated with patent drugs.
Cat’s Claw : Cat’s Claw or Uña de Gato (Uncaria tomentosa) has antioxidant, antiviral, anti-tumor, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties and may be helpful in the treatment of cancer, AIDS, arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, bursitis, genital herpes, herpes zoster, ulcers, candidiasis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, PMS, menstrual irregularities, gastric ulcers, tumors, gonorrhea, hemorrhoids, gastritis, colitis, diverticulitis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and stimulating immune function.
Devil’s Claw : Natives have long used the plant to treat digestive problems, rheumatism, arthritis, and malaria. It was discovered by a German scientist who found it contained the same properties as the classical drug, Phenybutazone, used to treat arthritis, but without any side effects.
According to Chinese medicine, Devil’s Claw root is both Yin and Yang, which is rare for herbs and is good for circulation and the heart.
Extracts of the secondary tubers of Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) are recommended for the supportive treatment of degenerative painful rheumatism.
Devil’s claw is also used externally as an ointment to treat skin rashes and wounds.
Overall between 50 and 70% of patients benefited from these herbs.