Hierbas del Mundo

Harpagophytum Procumbens – Devil’s Claw

Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum Procumbens) is a plant with a medicinal root known to the indigenous people of the African Kalahari desert areas.

Devil’s claw is widely used in the phytotherapy or herbal medicine.

The main substances in the Devil’s claw root is iridoid glycosides, procumbiside and harpagoside, bitter substances and is traditionally used for it’s inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Devil’s claw has a soothing effect on the head, contributes to a normal menstrual period, has blood purifying properties, helps with good bodily moisture balance and contributes to smooth and supple muscles and joints. It can also be used externally as a compress.

To make Devil’s claw tea, add a full spoonful in 500 ml of cold water and let rest it for approximately 8 hours (e.g. overnight). Then briefly boil and sieve / remove the roots

Warning: Do not use Devil’s claw if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use with blood thinning medications, or if you are suffering from heart disease or any other medical condition.

Consult your doctor or nutritionist before use.