Devil’s claw is a South African herb. It was introduced in Europe in the early 1900s. Devil’s claw gets its name from the tiny hooks that cover its fruit which look like claws. The hooks on the fruits get entangled in animals fur which helps in dispersal of the seeds. The part of Devil’s claw used for medicinal purposes, is its roots. The roots are often used for manufacturing certain types of drugs. They have been used for centuries to treat arthritis, muscle atrophy, digestive system disorders like loss of appetite and indigestion.
Devil’s claw is anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
S-Gout product – Devil’s claw is indicated:
- for gout.
- for arthritis, rheumatism and joint pain.
- for muscle pain and Fibromyalgia.
- for lower back pain and knee pain.
- for tendonitis.
- for stomach and intestinal disorders.(very effective)
- for indigestion and loss of appetite.
- for some headache and migraine condition.
- to induce labor and relief contraction pains.
- for some allergies.
- for some kidney and urinary bladder ailments.(very effective)
- to improve gallbladder function and increase bile secretion.
- to treat and prevent Hyperglycemia.
- for muscular atrophy.
- for Osteoarthritis (OA).
- for high cholesterol and triglycerides levels.
- for skeleton rigidity.
- for diabetes type 2.
- S-Gout product is contraindicated for pregnant women.
- S-Gout product is contraindicated for nursing mothers.
- S-Gout product is contraindicated for heart patients.
- S-Gout product is contraindicated for patients taking blood thinners like Warfarin (Coumadin). Devil’s claw increases the effect of Warfarin (Coumadin); therefore, it might cause bleeding.
- S-Gout is contraindicated for patients with blood pressure disorders.
- S-Gout is contraindicated for patients suffering from heartburn or taking antacids, because Devil’s claw increases acidity in the stomach and reduces the effectiveness of these medications.
- S-Gout product is contraindicated for patient taking any of the following drugs:
Omeprazole (prilosec), iansoprazole (prevacid), pantoprazole (protonix), diazepam (valium), carisoprodol (soma), nelfinavir (viracept), diclofenac (cataflam, voltaren), ibuprofen (motrin), meloxicam (mobic), piroxicam (Feldene ), celecoxib (Celebrex), amitriptyline (Elavil), warfarin (Coumadin), glipizide (Glucotrol), losartan (Cozaar), lovastatin (Mevacor), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), fexofenadine (Allegra) and triazolam (Halcion).
Devil’s claw decreases liver speed in disassembling these medications which may increase the effects and side effects of some medications.
- S-Gout product should be used with caution in patients with gallstones.
- S-Gout product should be used with caution in patients with gastric or duodenal ulcers, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
- S-Gout should be used with caution in diabetic patients taking hypoglycemic medications that lower blood sugar level. Devil’s claw might make blood sugar level drop too low.
S-Gout product – Devil’s claw is safe for use and does not have any side effects if taken according to the amount of dosage specified on the packaging for a maximum period of one year.
Rare side effects: mild diarrhea, dizziness, headache, vomiting, stomach ache, ringing in the ears, loss of appetite, menstrual disorders.
These side effects happen in case of overdose or if one is allergic to Devil’s claw.
If you experience any of the former side effects, you should stop taking S-Gout product.