Devil’s Claw

Overview: Devil’s Claw, Harpagophytum procumbens, is native to Africa, and gets its name from the pointy hooks which surround its fruit (UMMC). Devil’s Claw has also been called Grapple Plant, and Wood Spider (Sloan-Kettering). Devil’s Claw is available as a whole root, capsule, tablet, liquid extract, ointment, or tea (UMMC). The root of Devil’s Claw contains Iridoid Glycosides, including Harpagoside has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory activity. As a result, it has been used in individ...
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Allspice

Overview: Allspice is produced from the fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant and originates primarily from Jamaica, the West Indies and South America. The fruits are picked when they are green, then dried in the sun or in a kiln and sold as either whole dried fruit or in powdered form (Allspice) Benefits: Research has shown many benefits to taking allspice. It has been found that allspice has anesthetic effects due to the tannin compounds found in allspice. Tannins are responsible for a wa...
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Acai Berry

Overview: Acai Berry contains antioxidants which protect the body from the damaging effects of chemical reactions that occur naturally in the body. Research has shown that the Acai Berry has a higher antioxidant content than cranberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries (Health Tips and Lifestyle). Benefits: Because of its antioxidant properties, there are many benefits to eating Acai Berries. Some of these benefits include helping relieve arthritis pain, lower cholesterol, increas...
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