Devil's Claw Root Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

Devil's Claw Root Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

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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.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound5
originsouth africa
active compoundsPhytosterols, sugars, iridoid glycosides, harpagoquinone, flavonoids
plant part usedtuber
processingcut & sifted
sustainabilitywild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct light, heat and humidity.
appearance & aromaFibrous and woody, without noticeable aroma.


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culinaryUse to make tea, alone or with other herbs to improve the bitter flavor.
safetyMay increase the effect of blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin (coumadin). Check with your doctor before using this herb if you also take traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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The bitter flavor warrants pairing with sweet-tasting herbs, like ginger or licorice.

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devil's claw root

Devil’s claw is a creeping, weedy perennial native to South Africa, specifically to the Kalahari Desert and Namibian steppes. Also known as harpago, grapple plant and duiwelsklou, devil’s claw has a long history of traditional use in the region and is now an important export crop to the West.

Reputedly introduced to Europe by a German soldier in the 18th century, the herb has gained considerable popularity in Britain and Germany in recent years. Today, devil’s claw root is approved as a non-prescription analgesic for rheumatic disorders by the German Commission E, the counterpart to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Background: The devil's claw plant is native to Africa. While it has been used in Africa for centuries, it is now found in modern health food stores and used by Westerners.

Description: The devil's claw plant grows in Africa. It is found most commonly in the souther and easter portions of the continent. It has bright purple flowers and green leaves. The tuber is a woody fruit that is harvested in the fall.

Safety: Don't take Devils Claw herb if you have stomach or duodenal cancer. Pregnant women should not take Devils Claw. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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