Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) is an African plant whose fruit looks like a giant claw. The plant grows in an arid climate and is found in Namibia, Madagascar, the Kalahari Desert, and other areas on the African continent. The tuberous roots are used in traditional medicine. The root is collected when the rainy season ends. The root is chopped and dried in the sun for three days. Devil's claw is also known as grapple plant and wood spider.
Traditional healers have used Devil's Claw to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, and lower back pain. Current uses for devil's claw are much the same as they were centuries ago. The herb is still a remedy for arthritis and other types of joint pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout (a painful joint inflammation disease). Devil's claw is also used for soft tissue conditions with inflammation, like tendinitis and bursitis.
Alta Care Laboratoires - Paris, boasts a unique range of over-the-counter products containing Devil's Claw.
Such products are part of the Flodol Range. Constant use of Flodol products will help reduce the frequency and intensity of pain.
Flodol Patches and Flodol Icegel are the most popular in the Flodol range, giving very high sales to ALTA CARE Laboratoires. Flodol Patches and Flodol Icegel, unlike painkillers, treat the core of the problem with 12 different modes of action.
Flodol Patches and Flodol ice are indicated for chronic pain and may be applied on many parts of the body such as the neck, arms, shoulders, back, legs, feet etc and help in muscle pain, tendon pain, joint pain and general aches and pains.
Flodol Ice is available in 120ml bottles which means 3 to 4 times bigger than the traditional anti-inflammatory gels. Flodolor Patch are available in boxes of 10 or 30 and may be purchased from any pharmacy