Common Names: Grapple Plant, Harpagon, Wood Spider
Scientific Name: Harpagophytum Procumbens
Common Uses: Anti-inflammatory and for pain relief for joint diseases, Osteoarthritis, back pain, appetite stimulant, headache and general nerve pain, digestive aide including constipation, diarrhea and flatulence, liquid extracts have been used for sores, ulcers, boils and skin lesions
*Warnings: Avoid devil’s claw if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Origin: The herb devil’s claw is native to southern Africa particularly the Kalahari Desert, Namibia and Madagascar.