Devil's Claw Root (Harpagophytum procumbens) has a long history of
traditional use within the medicinal practices of the native tribes
within Southern Africa. The root, which has a distinct, claw-like
appearance, is often allowed to dry in the sun before it is used to
relieve pain, improve digestion and treat heartburn, reduce fever, ease
headaches, and even help treat some allergies. As European explorers
became acquainted with the root, it became quite popular among the
English and the Dutch, and was used for treating arthritis.
In modern usage, Devil's Claw Root is most recognized for relieving
joint and muscle pain, and there have been multiple studies examining
how it works. Scientists are still uncertain as to how exactly it
functions, but they have shown that it does not function like a
Cox-2 inhibitor, and therefore does not include the harmful side
effects that can manifest in the cardiovascular system. Testing in
Germany and France has revealed that Devil's Claw Root can function as
an anti-inflammatory, improving mobility and aiding pain relief.
This is a 1 oz packet of Devil's Claw Root powder.