Devil's Claw

How does Devil's Claw work?

Devil's claw contains chemicals that might decrease inflammation and swelling.

Are there safety concerns?

Devil's claw seems to be safe for most adults. Side effects can include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headaches, ringing in the ears, loss of appetite, and loss of taste. It can also cause allergic skin reactions, menstrual problems, and changes in blood pressure.

Do not take devil's claw if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have high blood pressure or low blood pressure.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have a stomach ulcer.
  • You have gallstones.
  • You have a heart condition or disorder.

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