Botanical Name: Harpogophytum procumbens
Devil's Claw is a herbaceous plant that is native to the Kalahari savanna of Southern Africa, the Namibian steppes and Madagascar. It plays a valuable role in African folk medicine, where it has been used as a digestive tonic, for blood disorders, to reduce fever and as an analgesic (pain reliever).
Devil’s Claw is one of the most frequently used home remedies for arthritis. But that isn't the only way Devil’s Claw benefits the body. Like Turmeric, Devil’s Claw serves as a natural anti-inflammatory and like the South American root, Cat's Claw, it is used to relieve the symptoms of arthritis and digestive problems.