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Harpagophytum procumbens / Devils Claw Root Cut

Dried, Cut Devils Claw Root.
Harpagophytum procumbens / Devils Claw Root Cut is available for purchase in increments of 0.5 kilograms (Kg)

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Product Description



Harpagophytum procumbens, also called grapple plant, wood spider and most commonly devil's claw, is a genus of plants in the sesame family, native to southern Africa. Plants of the genus owe their common name "devil's claw" to the peculiar appearance of their hooked fruit.

Harpagophytum procumbens is mainly found in the eastern and south eastern parts of Namibia, Southern Botswana and the Kalahari region of the Northern Cape, South Africa. H. zeyheri is found in the northern parts of Namibia (Ovamboland) and southern Angola.

Harpagophytum procumbens inhabits deep, sandy soils, and occurs in areas with low annual rainfall.

The sustainability of the trade in devil’s claw has been questioned for several years. The governments of the each of the countries in which it occurs (range states; Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa) have developed policies and regulations to protect the species, to determine a sustainable harvest, and to provide for continued livelihoods for the harvesters. At various times, the species has been proposed for protection by the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). However, the range states have implemented measures to manage the trade sustainably and the proposal to protect the species by CITES was withdrawn.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Analgesic - Devil’s Claw was used in folk tradition for its numbing properties. It is used today to relieve pain in joint diseases like Osteoarthritis. Devil’s claw is also very popular for mild joint pain and back pain is another condition which is thought to be helped by using this herb. Other painful conditions that may benefit from the use of devil’s claw is a headache and general nerve pain.

Anti-Inflammatory - The modern-day main use of devil’s claw is as an anti-inflammatory and for pain relief for joint diseases.

Antipyretic - It was also traditionally used to reduce a temperature.

Digestive Tonic - it helps in the relief of constipation, diarrhoea, ulcerative colitis and flatulence.

Skin Complaints - external use of liquid extracts of devil’s claw have been used for sores, ulcers, boils and various skin lesions.

Stomachic - One of the traditional uses of devil’s claw is that of an herbal appetite stimulant.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Devils Claw Root Cut
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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