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Organic Devil's Claw Root Powder 300µm Heat Treated 1.2% Harpagoside

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(Code: 3OPH063004)
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Harpagophytum Procumbens DC/ Zeyheri Decne

  1. #Properties#

    Properties of devil's claw / harpagophytum


    Harpagophytum is now used to fight inflammation and painful joints. Traditionally used for centuries in southern Africa, the plant is known to relieve muscle and joint pain as well as digestive disorders, urinary tract infections, ulcers and blood diseases.
    Numerous studies have identified powerful active ingredients and confirmed the therapeutic potential of harpagophytum. Harpagoside, harpagid and procumbid are three compounds of the plant and are today known to possess anti-inflammatory activity. Some studies also attribute to them an antioxidant, analgesic, anti-diabetes, anticancer, uterotonic, anticonvulsant and cardioprotective potential.
    The benefits of harpagophytum are also recognized by various health authorities. The European Scientific Cooperation in Phytotherapy (ESCOP) has recognized since 2016 the traditional use of this plant in the symptomatic treatment of painful osteoarthritis, back pain, loss of appetite and digestive disorders. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) also published in 2016 a monograph on the species Harpagophytum procumbens / Harpagophytum zeyheri Decne, recognizing the traditional use of this plant to relieve minor joint pain and digestive disorders.

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  2. #Species and part of the plant used#

    Species of devil's claw / harpagophytum and part of the plant used


    Harpagophytum is a perennial plant native to southern Africa recognizable by its purple flowers, fruits and bulky roots. It was discovered by indigenous peoples in the middle of the Kalahari Desert located between Namibia and Botswana. The healers of these tribes were the first to perceive the therapeutic potential of Harpagophytum procumbens / Harpagophytum zeyheri Decne and in particular of its root which is the part of the plant used.

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  3. #Origin & quality#

    Origin and quality of devil's claw / harpagophytum

    Natural Origins has been certified since 2007 with its hapagophytum "Fair for Life" chain in Namibia. Harpagophytum organic harvesting is part of a sustainable development approach by preserving the quality of the soil, air and water. Thus, the company participates in the preservation of plant and animal biodiversity. The objective is also to ensure decent working conditions, sustainable jobs with collectors and to create infrastructures for the local population, the essential values of fair trade. Reapers are retained by relying on the annual income to reward their collecting efforts in the bush. This also makes it possible to sensitize them each year to good harvesting practices, contributing to the protection of the resource. The "Fair for Life" label is a guarantee of quality by guaranteeing the safety of the end consumer thanks to demanding controls on the conditions of harvest, storage, transport of raw materials and preservation of natural resources through sustainable agricultural practices. In addition, Natural Origins has been audited and certified in 2020 according to the control procedures of the Fair for Life program as part of the Fair Trade and Responsible Supply-Chains certification program. This audit was carried out as fair trade partner / intermediate trader for the Harpagophytum supply chain in Namibia and the company achieved a performance of 84.4% vs 82.3% in 2019 and 5 leaves, the highest degree of Fair for Life certification.

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  4. #Country of origin#

    Country of origin of devil's claw / harpagophytum


    Namibia

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  5. #Harvest period#

    Harvest period of devil's claw / harpagophytum


    March to October

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  6. #Best availability period at Natural Origins#


    Best availability period of devil's claw / harpagophytum at Natural Origins


    November

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