Devils Claw Root - Harpagophytum Procumbens
Devils Claw Root - Harpagophytum Procumbens
Devils Claw Root - Harpagophytum Procumbens

Devils Claw Root - Harpagophytum Procumbens

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Tendonitis natural remedy and other properties of Devils Claw Tea

Devils Claw - Harpagophytum Procumbens

Origin: Namibia

Used part: Root


With the scientific name Harpagophytum procubens, the devil's claw plant belongs to the family of the Pedaliaceae. Native to South Africa, it is an extremely hardy plant whose shoots can reach up to 1.5m in length if they are prostrate. Its popularity began to spread not only by South Africa, but by the world, when it became known that, in addition to be a beautiful plant, it is extremely beneficial. Currently, there is a growing consumption of teas and herbal products, as side effects and risks are commonly less than some stronger medications - as long as, like pharmaceuticals, they are consumed with medical advice and guidance. With the devil's claw is no different, know the properties and benefits that the plant can provide.

Health benefits:

Indicated primarily as analgesic and anti-inflammatory, the devil's claw is also effective combatant against tendonitis, rheumatic, bladder, kidney and liver diseases, relieves symptoms of diabetes, tendonitis, high bad cholesterol, problems in the gallbladder, intestines and pancreas.

It is also believed that those who ingest it often guarantee a more pleasant old age. This is because it leaves the joints more elastic and lighter, as well as increasing immunity, thus preventing the elderly person from easily contracting the diseases most common for the elderly, such as pneumonia, regular flu, throat problems, among many others.

If you are on any treatment, consult your doctor to see if the devil's claw tea is released in your case. It can be used in conjunction with cardiovascular medications and anticoagulants.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Analgesic
  • Rheumatism
  • Arthritis
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Choleretic
  • Depurative
  • Digestive
  • Stimulant
  • Fever
  • Protects from liver diseases
  • Regulates cholesterol levels


  1. Add 1 tablespoon of chopped tubers in 1/2 liter of boiling water
  2. Let cook for 5 minutes and turn off
  3. Leave it covered for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to Drink:

Consume 2 to 3 cups of tea per day at meal intervals. Avoid taking at night due to diuretic effect.


It is important to watch for signs of your body when you begin treatment with the devil's claw. If you note the principle of allergy, have hallucinations or gastrointestinal problems, discontinue use immediately and see a doctor to find out what is going on. Its use is contraindicated for pregnant, nursing, allergic and people with ulcers.