Devil’s Claw, Harpagophytum procumbens, is native to Africa, and gets its name from the pointy hooks which surround its fruit (UMMC). Devil’s Claw has also been called Grapple Plant, and Wood Spider (Sloan-Kettering). Devil’s Claw is available as a whole root, capsule, tablet, liquid extract, ointment, or tea (UMMC).
The root of Devil’s Claw contains Iridoid Glycosides, including Harpagoside has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory activity. As a result, it has been used in individ... More