Native to the deserts of Africa, this valuable plant has proven effective in the treatment of arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism and chronic back pain. Traditional uses include lack of appetite and as an analgesic. Devil’s Claw can be used as a bitter tonic for gastrointestinal complaints, as a blood cleanser and for liver and gallbladder complaints. It has been known to reduce cholesterol, triglycerides and obesity.
1⁄2 to 1 tsp per cup, simmer 10-15 mins.Drink 3 times daily.
Specifications for Devil’s Claw
Grapple Plant, Wood Spider, Harpago, Sengaparile (Tswana), Duiwelsklou (Afrikaans)
Country of Origin
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Avoid if you suffer from gastric or duodenal ulcers. Use in low doses if you suffer from reflux or hyperacidity. There appears to be a risk of increased bleeding when devil’s claw is taken together with anticoagulant drugs (blood-thinners), such as warfarin (coumadin) and heparin. Consult your doctor before taking it if you have ulcers, gallstones, or a heart problem.