Devil's Claw Root (Harpagophytum procumbens)
A herbal food supplement
Devil's Claw Root, Grapple Plant, Wood Spider
The fruit this plant produces looks claw-like, giving it its name.
The loose chopped dried root.
100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.
Vegetarians and vegans.
Decoction: Less than half a teaspoon to 1 of herb (0.5 to 2 g) to a cup of cold water, bring to the boil and leave to sit for 15 minutes. Or steep 1 teaspoon bark in cold water overnight. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.
The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.
Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. This herb is not suitable during pregnancy. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Pedaliaceae). Results from clinical tests found that devil's claw could encourage allergic skin reactions, but the most common side effects reported were mild gastrointestinal issues. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us. Trials reported that devil's claw may potentiate the efficacy of warfarin. It is also thought that devil's claw may interact with antiarrhythmic drugs although there is no known clinical evidence to prove this. Herbal remedies and supplements can interact with medicines. If you are taking medication please check with your medical practitioner, or call us, before taking herbs, supplements and medication together.
Key actions: Bitter tonic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antirheumatic.
In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat arthritis, gout, rheumatism and lumbago.
If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.
Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.