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Devil’s Claw Root Cut

Devil's Claw Root

Harpagophytum procumbens/zeyheri

Origin: Namibia
From£30.37 per kg

Harpagophytum, 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.

Sourced from Namibia, our pre-cut devil’s claw root is available in 1, 5 or 25kg bags – and the more you buy, the more you save! Check out our per 100g prices below to see just how much you could save by buying in bulk. We deliver across the UK, so you can place your order with confidence.


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History and background

As you may have guessed thanks to its numerous nicknames, devil’s claw is a popular and widely used herbal remedy – not only for humans, but for animals too. Native to South Africa, the plant is so-called because of its fruit, which are covered in small ‘hooks.’

It didn’t reach Europe until the early 20th century, but word of its potential health benefits soon spread. French and German herbal practitioners in particular adopted devil’s claw, using it to treat a wide variety of aches and pains.

Despite lacking any perceptible odour, devil’s claw has a sharp, bitter taste.

How to use devil’s claw root

Devil’s claw started out as a traditional South African herbal remedy, mainly used for rheumatic conditions. Today, its benefits are much more widely understood, and the plant is used extensively to treat ailments in both humans and animals.

In humans, devil’s claw has been used to treat a variety of aches and pains, including back and neck pains, osteoarthritis and more. Studies have shown the extent of its anti-inflammatory effect. In one particular study, devil’s claw proved equally as effective as non-herbal medication at relieving pain caused by osteoarthritis.

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Devil's Claw is a useful natural herbal equine anti-inflammatory and analgesic for providing pain relief to horses and ponies and reducing inflammation in equine joints. It is believed to be an effective replacement for phenylbutazone ('bute') and cortisone - with the added benefit of not having the side effects of these equine medicines. Devil's Claw Root is recommended for horses and ponies that suffer from joint and muscular problems and is also used as a treatment to aid the healing of equine degenerative bone disease. If you compete with your horse or pony please check with the controlling authories before giving any Devil's Claw preparations to your horse.

Devils claw is mainly used in the treatment of arthritis, and is believed to have significant anti-inflammatory activity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Although the plant is thought to offer a number of similar benefits in horses as it does in humans, it has been banned by many competition organisers. If you compete with your horse, check that devil’s claw is permitted before administering it.

When it comes to treating pain and inflammation in humans, devil’s claw seems to become effective after two to three months of regular use.