Devils claw – Harpagophytum procumbens has anti-inflammatory, diuretic, sedative, anti-rheumatic, and hepatic properties. It relieves pain and reduces inflammation, by assisting in eliminating uric acid in muscles and joints. Devils claw acts as a digestive stimulant.
Devils claw is also useful in treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, back ache, liver, gallbladder and kidney disorders.
Prepare a decoction with ½ – 1 teaspoons devils claw root per cup of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Strain and enjoy the tea.