A – Z of Herbal Remedies

Help: To find Illnesses or Conditions associated with a Herbal Remedy. Select a letter from A - Z of Herbal Remedies. Or Scroll lists. Or Use Search.

Devil's Claw

Other Names: Baghnakh, Grapple Plant, Wood Spider, Harpagophytum Procumbens
Traditional Usages: Arthritic Stiff Joints, Anti-rheumatic, Gout, Lumbago, Sciatica, Neuralgia, Liver Congestion, Gall Bladder Disorders, Itching Skin Conditions, Piles, Cancer, Intestinal Disorders, Fevers, Menstrual and Pregnancy Problems, Digestive Problems, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Painkiller, Calming Jittery Nerves, Loss of Appetitie, Migraine, Headache, Muscle Pain, Back Pain
Resources: Kalahari Desert, Botswana, China, Europe, USA
Parts Used: Tuberous Roots, Leaves, Seed, Rhizome
Administration Method: Teas, herbal preparations for internal uses
Herb Action: Appetite-stimulating, Choleretic, Anti-inflammatory, Mildly analgesic.
Herbal Research Devil's Claw
Health Warning: Avoid use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

Devil's Claw - Herbal remedy for Gout:  The herb devil's claw has been used extensively as an anti-inflammatory and is effective for gout. Devil's claw is available in capsules, tablets, extracts and in topical creams. You can take 250 milligram capsules or tablets three times daily.

Devil’s Claw - Herbal remedy for Pain: Devil’s claw can treat arthritis, lower back pain and other inflammatory disorders. Devil’s claw is used in capsule form, prepared as a tea and is used in ointments for external use. The recommended dose for devil’s claw extract is considered safe at 750 milligrams taken three times daily. It is available as a tea and as a tincture (use one teaspoon up to three times daily).
Health Warning: Devil's claw should not be taken with blood-thinning medications, and by individuals with kidney or liver disease or stomach ulcers.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels from time to time.


Excessive facial hair is a touchy subject with many women; those who suffer from this condition have a low self-esteem


Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,