Published March 2, 1989; Revised September 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Harpagophyti radix, devil's claw root.
Devil's Claw root consists of the dried, secondary tubers of Harpagophytum procumbens (Burchell) de Candolle [Fam. Pedaliaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains bitter substances.
Loss of appetite, dyspepsia, supportive therapy of degenerative disorders of the locomotor system.
Gastric and duodenal ulcers. With gallstones, use only after consultation with a physician.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
For loss of appetite:
1.5 g of drug; preparations of equivalent bitter value; Otherwise:
4.5 g drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted drug for teas and other preparations for internal use.