Devil’s claw is an herb. The botanical name, Harpagophytum, means “hook plant” in Greek. This plant, which is native to Africa, gets its name from the appearance of its fruit, which is covered with hooks meant to attach onto animals in order to spread the seeds. The roots and tubers of the plant are used to make medicine.
Devil’s claw is used for “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), arthritis, gout,muscle pain (myalgia), back pain, tendonitis, chest pain, gastrointestinal (GI) upset or heart burn, fever, and migraineheadache. It is also used for difficulties in childbirth, menstrual problems, allergic reactions, loss of appetite, and kidney and bladderdisease.
Some people apply devil’s claw to the skin for injuries and other skin conditions.
How does it work?
Devil’s claw contains chemicals that might decrease inflammation and swelling and resulting pain.
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