Devil’s Claw Uses And Benefits

Author: Carla Fiscina
December 14, 2010

health benefits of devil's clawDevil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a member of Sesame family and native to the Kalahari and other hot deserts of Southern Africa. It is a small herb with beautiful pink or purple flower, which is also known as unicorn plant, grapple plant, wood spider or Harpago. This herb has been traditionally used in African medicine for treating joint, hip, knee and low back pains. In the early 19th century it was discovered by the colonists from Europe, that is why in our times Devil’s claw benefits are much more used in the countries of Europe as this medicinal herb is not very well known in today’s United States. Read the rest of this entry »