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Devil's Claw Extract

Latin name:
Harpagophytum procumbens
• 10%~30% Harpagoside
Part Used:
• The dried roots of Harpagophytum procumbens
• cGMP, ISO22000, HACCP, FSSC22000, Kosher, Halal

1. Description of Devil's Claw Root Extract

Devil's Claw Extract is the dried roots extract of Harpagophytum procumbens. It is yellow-brown free flowing powder with characteristic aroma and taste, specifications as 10%~30% Harpagoside. Widely used in pharmaceutical, health care products, dietary supplements, cosmetics fields. 

Devil's Claw is a perennial herb in the flax family. It looks very special, the fruit is huge and hook, some diameter up to 15 cm, above long a few rows of curved arms like the structure, each arm has a number of backward curved hook thorns, so it is known as "Devil's Claw" by the locals. Devil's Claw has multiple stolons growing from the fleshy taproots and tubers growing from the lateral roots. it grows in southern Africa and gets its name from the tiny hook-like tendrils on the fruit. The main active ingredient of Devil's Claw is an iridoid glycoside, Hapagoside, which mainly exists in the secondary roots. The molecular formula is C24H30O11. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-rheumatism, antioxidant activity, promoting digestion and immunomodulatory effect.

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