Supportive treatment of degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

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Devil’s Claw is a well-established and traditionally used medicinal herb listed in major herbal pharmacopeias

European Community Herbal Monograph (EMEA / HMPC)
European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP)
German Commission E monograph (BGA)
German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia (HAB 34)

British Herbal Pharmacopoeia (BP)
Pharmacopée Française
Health Canada : Natural Health Product Ingredient DB‧
US Pharmacopeial Conventions : Herbal Medicines Compendium

Less Pain, More Mobility!

  • Relieves osteoarthritis and slows down the damage of cartilage tissue.
  • Relieves lower back pain. (LBP)
  • Relieves arthritis-related joint pain, swelling and inflammation.
  • Maintains healthy cartilage and bone; and contributes to mature bone.

Advantages of Harpavit

  • Contains a well proven medicinal plant that has been traditionally used for decades to treat chronic lower back and joint pain.
  • Continous reduction of pain symptoms, significant overall improvement in long-term use.
  • Allows a markedly reduced dose of chemical antirheumatic agents.
  • Well-tolerated anti-inflammatory herbal root extract, to return to the normal activities of everyday life.

Pharmacological effects:

Four main biological activities of Devil’s claw root for the treatment of joint disease.1, 2, 3

Analgesic effects

Proven in various thermally, chemically and mechanically induced in vivo pain tests in rats.

Anti-inflammatory effects

Demonstrated by numerous in vivo investigations: Inhibiting of cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α) involved in the pathogenesis of degenerative joint disease and immune modulation.

Chondroprotective effects

Inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases and elastase.

Antioxidative effects

Inhibiting the release of reactive oxygen specifically damaging membrane lipids, proteins and DNA and RNA.

Mandatory Information

Harpavit film-coated tablets

Area of application:

Supportive treatment of degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system in adults.

Contains Lactose and Sucrose (sugars).

For risks and side effects, please ask your doctor and pharmacist.


1 HARPAVIT study. Effects of a Devil´s claw root dry extract (Harpagophytum procumbens, radix) on the viability and on the LPS induced IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-α release in periperal human monocytes. Vivacell Biotechnology. Commissioned by Evers: Appel K. 2012.
2 Dragos D, et al. Phytomedicine in Joint Disorders. Nutrients 2017; 9(1):70
3 Jang MH, et al. Harpagophytum procumbens suppresses lipopolysaccharide-stimulated expressions of cyclooxygenase-2 and inducible nitric oxide synthase in fibroblast cell line L929. J Pharmacol Sci, 2003; 93: 367-371