What are the side effects of devil's claw?
In this regard, can you take devil's claw long term?
Devil's claw appears to be safe when taken in doses up to 2,610 mg daily, though long-term effects have not been investigated (29). Reported side effects are mild, the most common being diarrhea. Heart disorders: Studies have indicated that devil's claw can affect heart rate, heartbeat and blood pressure.
Additionally, does devil's claw affect the liver? Devil's claw might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking devil's claw along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications.
Also to know is, what are the benefits of devil's claw?
Many of the benefits of devil's claw are attributed to a compound known as harpagoside that is believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. The plant is commonly used to treat rheumatic conditions affecting the joints, ligaments, tendons, bones, and muscles.
How long does it take devil's claw to work?
Some evidence suggests that devil's claw works about as well as diacerhein (a slow-acting drug for osteoarthritis that is not available in the U.S.) for improving osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee after 16 weeks of treatment.