|Latin Name:||Harpagophytum procumbens|
|Country of Origin:||Namibia|
|Plant Part(s):||Sun dried secondary tuber|
Devil's claw is native to eastern and southern Africa, specifically found in Namibia, Botswana, and most prominently in South Africa. It grows well in grasslands and tends to crop up along roadsides and in areas that have been cleared of other plants. Its distinctive name comes from its peculiar appearance, referring to the inner capsule of the fruit which splits open at one end. This takes on the appearance of two curved horns or claws. The roots of devil's claw are used traditionally after they are chopped and allowed to dry in the sun for at least three days. Devil's claw is one of the bitterest of all herbs, making a very good digestive stimulant.
- More Info
From WebMd: Devil's claw is used for "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), arthritis, gout, muscle pain (myalgia), back pain, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, chest pain, gastrointestinal (GI) upset or heart burn, fever, and migraine headache. It is also used for difficulties in childbirth, menstrual problems, allergic reactions, loss of appetite, and kidney and bladder disease. Devil's claw contains chemicals that might decrease inflammation and swelling and resulting pain.
- Typical Preparations
Capsules, tinctures, teas.
- Contraindications / Safety
- No known precautions
- We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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