Devil's Claw – a plant whose extracts are indicated as a natural substitute for non-steroid anti-inflammatory medicines. It contains a wide range of bioactive compounds with a significant impact on the functioning of the body.
The most effective compounds in devil’s claw are iridoids. They exert strong anti-inflammatory properties comparable to pharmacological substances. What is more, they can reduce effectively pain. It is suggested that some iridoids in devil’s claw are also capable of reducing symptoms of arthritis.
Devil’s claw acts also as an antioxidant. It has the ability to reduce the amount of free radicals in the body and thus promotes health of the entire body. Adequate antioxidant intake is indicated as one of the factors delaying ageing processes.
In addition, devil’s claw may increase insulin sensitivity and therefore promote carbohydrate metabolism.