EN on Herbs
January 2000 Issue
Limited Help for Arthritis From Devil's Claw
The peculiar claw-shaped growths covering the fruit of the devil's claw plant (Harpagophytum procumbens) leave no doubt as to how the plant got its name. It is native to the Kalahari Desert, parts of southwest Africa and Madagascar.What It Might Do: The roots of the plant have been used medicinally by indigenous African tribes, primarily for arthritic conditions, but also for wound healing and skin irritations. In Europe, it is widely used as
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