Devil’s claw, also known as grapple plant, is a perennial scrub plant in the sesame family that is native to the Kalahari Desert region of southwest Africa. The herb is appropriately named since it bears fruit that emerge as dual claws or horns. In fact, its botanical genus name (Harpagophytum) translates to “hook plant” in Greek. Devil’s claw is harvested for its root and secondary tubers, which contain an iridoid glycoside called harpagoside.
Devil's Claw c/s, 1/4lb
Devil's claw is a sprawling groundcover native to South Africa that is related to sesame. The roots and secondary tubers of the plant are used to prepare tea, extracts and topical ointments.
Check with your physician before using this herb if you have a history of gallstones, peptic ulcers, or if you take anticoagulants such as warfarin.