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How to consume harpagophytum?

Write the 30/04/2024 by Santarome Bio

Originally from South Africa, harpagophytum (also called “devil's claw”), is a root used for centuries for its remarkable phytotherapeutic properties. Today, this plant with multiple benefits is consumed as an infusion, as a mother tincture, but also as a food supplement for the joints .

Forms of consumption, recommended doses, advice and tips… Santarome Bio explains everything you need to know about organic harpagophytum for safe and effective use.

Harpagophytum Benefits

The different forms of consumption

Harpagophytum is available today in different forms, each with its own characteristics.

Infusion: traditional method and recommended preparation

Infusion is the traditional method of consuming harpagophytum. To do this, simply infuse a teaspoon of harpagophytum roots in hot water for 10 minutes. This method allows you to fully benefit from the benefits of the plant, because it preserves the active ingredients and facilitates digestion. However, it may be less convenient than other forms of consumption, as preparation takes longer and harpagophytum may have a bitter taste that may not suit everyone.

As a dietary supplement

Harpagophytum dietary supplements are a popular method of incorporating the benefits of this plant into a daily routine. Available in the form of capsules, capsules, tablets or ampoules, the dosages of these supplements are generally standardized to guarantee an optimal concentration of the active compounds of this root.

Harpagophytum Bio 2000 from Santarome is highly dosed (2000 mg per ampoule) for better effectiveness. This food supplement should be consumed for 20 days at the rate of one ampoule per day, diluted in a large glass of water (20 cl).

Mother tincture: use and appropriate dosage

The mother tincture is a liquid solution obtained by maceration of the roots of a plant in alcohol. It is taken orally, diluted in a glass of water or fruit juice.

In general, the recommended dosage is 20 to 25 drops, 2 to 3 times a day. Start with a small dosage to be sure you don't feel any side effects (intestinal pain), then increase the doses gradually.

Harpagophytum Benefits

Precautions to take

Harpagophytum is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Ulcers (stomach or duodenum),

  • Under anticoagulant treatment,

  • Intestinal inflammation,

  • Gallstones,

  • Pregnancy and breast feeding,

  • Children under 12 years old.

In rare cases, it may cause digestive side effects or allergic reactions. This is why it is strongly recommended to consult a health professional before considering any consumption of harpagophytum. Also follow the instructions for use.

The benefits of harpagophytum

Harpagophytum offers an impressive range of benefits for general well-being, including:

  • Relieves joint pain : harpagophytum is particularly effective in relieving pain related to osteoarthritis, tendinitis and lower back pain.

  • Anti-inflammatory effects : harpagophytum contains harpagosides, active ingredients which give it powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

  • Relaxing effect : it can help relax muscles and relieve nervous tension, thus promoting a state of calm and general well-being.

  • Digestive Support : In addition to its benefits for joints and muscles, harpagophytum can also help relieve bloating, abdominal cramps and stomach upset, promoting healthy digestion.

Practical advice and tips

To benefit from maximum benefits of harpagophytum, there are a few tips to know, particularly regarding regularity, synergy with other plants and its long-term consumption.

  • Integration into daily routine : to benefit from its phytotherapeutic properties, it is often recommended to take it as a treatment, with meals to help improve absorption and reduce the risk of gastrointestinal irritation.

  • Combination with other treatments : before combining harpagophytum with other plants or medications, be aware of the potential interactions. Talk to your healthcare professional for personalized advice and to avoid side effects.

  • Long-term consumption : For sustainable and safe use of harpagophytum, it is recommended to adhere to the recommended dosages and carefully monitor your body's signals. If you are considering long-term use, consult your healthcare professional periodically to reassess your needs and adjust your treatment plan if necessary.

By consuming harpagophytum responsibly, you will be able to take full advantage of its benefits to relieve your joint pain and regain all your mobility. Santarome Bio, your 100% natural well-being partner.


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