Botanically known as harpagophytum procumbens, devil’s claw is a herb native to Africa. Wondering where the name ‘devil’s claw’ comes from? This plant has fruits that resemble eerie-looking claws! But this plant is far from evil (when taken in the right dosage, of course!) since there are many devil’s claw uses in traditional medicine.
Devil’s Claw Uses
- It treats arthritis.
- It relieves muscle pain.
- This herb also heals rheumatism.
- It reduces inflammation.
- It treats peptic ulcers.
- Devil’s claw medicinal uses also include improving digestion.
- It treats boils.
- It helps heal degenerative disorders.
- Wound healing is among the benefits of devils claw.
- It also boosts appetite.
- Generally considered unsafe during pregnancy and lactation
- Can aggravate heart and blood conditions
- Might reduce blood glucose levels
- May also aggravate gallstones
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.