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Harpagophytum procumbens  (Burch.) DC. ex Meisn.

   

Botanical Name

:

Harpagophytum procumbens (Burch.) DC. ex Meisn.

English Name

:

Devil's Claw, Grapple plant, Wood spider

Synonym(s)

:

Uncaria procumbens Burch.

Family

:

Pedaliaceae

 

General Info

Description

A weedy perennial with a central taproot and secondary root tubers (storage roots) branching off horizontally. The roots are found up to 2m deep and the secondary storage roots are up to 25cm long and 6cm thick . Flowers are yellow-violet. Fruits are studded with hooks.

Herb Effects

Allergenic, analgesic, antiarrhythmic, antiarthritic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antirheumatic, choleretic, depurative, digestive, diuretic, hypocholesterolemic, hypotensive, laxative, secretagogue, sedative, tonic, uricolytic, uterocontractant.

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Harpagophytum procumbens

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Acetoside, chlorogenic acid, cinnamic acid, fisetin, harpagide, harpagoside, kaempferol, luteolin, oleanolic acid, raffinose (root)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Chlorogenic acid 327-97-9 3-[3-(3,4-dihydroxyp
henyl)prop-2-enoylox
y]-1,4,5-trihydroxy-
cyclohexan e-1-carb
oxylic acid
C16H18O9 Click Here To Enlarge
Cinnamic acid 63938-16-9 3-phenylprop-2-enoic
acid
C9H8O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Fisetin Not Available 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphen
yl)-3,4-dihydroxy-ch
romen-7-one
C15H10O6 Click Here To Enlarge
Harpagide 6926-08-5 (1S,5S,6R,7S,9R)-7-m
ethyl-5-[(2S,3R,4S,5
R,6R)-3,4,5-trihydro
xy-6-(hydr oxymethy
l)oxan-2-yl]oxy-4-ox
abicyclo[4.3.0]non-2
-ene-1,7,9-triol
C15H24O10 Click Here To Enlarge
Harpagoside Not Available [(1S,5S,6R,9R)-1,9-d
ihydroxy-7-methyl-5-
[(2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,
4,5-trihyd roxy-6-(
hydroxymethyl)oxan-2
-yl]oxy-4-oxabicyclo
[4.3.0]non-2-en-7-yl
]
(E)-3-phenylprop-2
-enoate
C24H30O11 Click Here To Enlarge
Kaempferol 80714-53-0 3-[3-[4,5-dihydroxy-
6-(hydroxymethyl)-3-
[3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-
(hydroxyme thyl)oxa
n-2-yl]oxy-oxan-2-yl
]oxy-4,5-dihydroxy-6
-(hydroxymethyl)oxan
-2 -yl]oxy-4,5-dihy
droxy-2-(4-hydroxyph
enyl)-chromen-7-one
C33H40O21 Click Here To Enlarge
Luteolin Not Available 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphen
yl)-4,5-dihydroxy-ch
romen-7-one
C15H10O6 Click Here To Enlarge
Oleanolic acid 508-02-1 10-hydroxy-2,2,6a,6b
,9,9,12a-heptamethyl
-1,3,4,5,6,6a,7,8,8a
,10,11,12,
13,14b-tetradecahydr
opicene-4a-carboxyli
c acid
C30H48O3 Click Here To Enlarge
Raffinose Not Available (2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-2-[
[(2R,3R,4S,5R,6R)-6-
[(2S,3S,4R,5R)-3,4-d
ihydroxy-2 ,5-bis(h
ydroxymethyl)oxolan-
2-yl]oxy-3,4,5-trihy
droxy-oxan-2-yl]meth
ox y]-6-(hydroxymet
hyl)oxane-3,4,5-trio
l
C18H32O16 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

For treating diseases of the liver, kidneys, gallbladder and bladder, arthritis, rheumatism, improve the vitality of the joints, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, lumbago, gastrointestinal disturbances, menstrual difficulties, neuralgia, headache, heartburn and gout

Contraindication

Promotes the secretion of stomach acid, leading to difficulties in those with peptic ulcers, gastritis or excess stomach acid. Contraindicated for individuals with gallstones

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