Devil’s claw is the common name for harpagophytum (Harpagophytum procumbens), a perennial climbing plant belonging to the Pedaliaceae family. Devil’s claw is
widespread in the south-west Africa and particularly in the Kalahari desert, the steppe in Namibia, and Madagascar. It owes its name to four hard, tape-like
appendages on its ovoid fruits carrying sturdy hooks that can penetrate deeply in an animal’s body and paws, causing severe injury and making the animal prance
about as if “possessed by the devil”. Devil’s claw has proved particularly effective in situations that cause pain and inflammation, such as tendinitis, osteoarthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis, and upper and lower back pain.
Uncaria in vitro and in vivo, uncaria extracts have proved capable of stimulating the production of IL-1 and IL-6, thus protecting against drug-induced intestinal inflammation
and preventing free radical formation, with anti-inflammatory and immunostimulant effects. Uncaria is a plant with a strong immunostimulant effect, recommended
especially for combating the common cold, or for its prophylactic effect in association with other, similar plants.
FLEX AID and FLEX AID Cream for “made in Italy”, guaranteed and reliable quality! An ideal combination for healthy joints.
Use: apply to skin areas suffering from stress and massage until the cream has absorbed completely. If necessary, repeat the application up to 3 times a day
Ingredients: aqua, caprylic/capric triglyceride, octyldodecanol, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, cetearyl alcohol, isopropyl palmitate, methyl salicylate, cetyl alcohol,
alcohol, soybean glycerides, harpagophytum procumbens root extract, cetearyl glucoside, symphytum officinale root extract, uncaria tomentosa extract, rosmarinus
officinalis leaf oil, butyrospermum parkii butter unsaponifiables, propanediol, ascorbyl palmitate, xanthan gum, limonene, citric acid, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic
acid, sodium hydroxide.
Precautions: for external use. Do not use on mucosa or damaged skin. Do not use in individuals with a known intolerance of the ingredients. Keep out of reach of
children. Keep the bottle properly closed and away from sources of light or heat.