Devil’s claw, a powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic and digestive.


The Devil’s Claw , Harpagophytum procumbens , also popularly known as devil’s claw or devil’s claw , is a plant native to Africa, specifically the Kalahari desert, where some ethnic groups have traditionally used the root of the devil’s claw for its medicinal properties .

It belongs to the Pedaliaceae family and is a herbaceous perennial plant with fleshy and hard leaves, flowers in pink tones and a quite important root, which can grow to more than one and a half meters.

Medicinal properties of Devil’s Claw or Devil’s Claw

The root of the devil’s nail contains several active principles that are what give it its medicinal properties. Some of these components are iridoids, triterpenic, flavonoids or phenylpropanes. This medicinal plant has digestive, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, choleric, depurative, antimyalgic, antipyretic, antidiabetic, appetite stimulant, hypoglycemic, antioxidant action.

Uses and benefits of Devil’s Claw

devil's claw Improves digestions

Reduce or eliminate fever

Relieves pain

It is effective for headaches

Devil’s claw is beneficial for the bladder

Lowers blood cholesterol

Improves movement

Helps prevent arteriosclerosis

It is indicated for gastrointestinal problems

It is beneficial for arthritis

Purifies the body

Lowers blood sugar levels

Improves rheumatism

Stimulates the functioning of the kidneys

Helps eliminate uric acid

Reduces inflammation and swelling

It is effective in treating osteoarthritis and tendonitis

Relieves back pain

Accelerate injury recovery

Reduces or eliminates heartburn

Improves menstruation discomfort

It is indicated for skin conditions

Devil’s Claw is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation and people with gastritis or stomach ulcer .

How to take Devil’s Claw or Devil’s Claw

It can be consumed as an infusion . It is prepared with the Harpagofito root , to which we add a cup of hot water. Let stand 5 minutes, strain and drink.

It is also found in tincture .

To be sure that you use this plant appropriately according to your needs, consult a professional who can tell you how to take it safely and effectively

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