Devils Claw is the common name for a relatively small genus of hardy. These plants are a part of the sesame family. All of these are endemic to the southern portions of . The common name is derived from the unique physical appearance of the of the plant. The fruit is highly elongated, and formed in a hook shape, considered to be reminiscent of an animals . At the height of the colonial period, Europeans imported the plant to Europe. Devils Claw has no discernible odor, but the taste is considered to be rather bitter.
Devils Claw, Devil's Claw Root, Garra del Diablo, Grapple Plant, Griffe du Diable, Harpagophyti Radix, Harpagophytum, Harpagophytum procumbens, Harpagophytum zeyheri, Racine de Griffe du Diable, Racine de Windhoek, Teufelskrallenwurzel, Uncaria procumbens, Wood Spider.
Devils Claw is principally endemic to only four distinct regions of Africa. Primarily, this plant is found in the Kalahari region of South Africa. The other three native locations are southeastern , southern , and southern . The plant is listed as a leafy perennial. It possesses shoots and branching roots. The Devils Claw also produces secondary roots, known as tubers. These tubers grow out of the main roots. The plant naturally produces a number of chemical compounds useful in medical research.
Common Names are Unicorn Plant, Tiger Claw Plant, Devils claw, and Cat’s claw. Botanical name is Martynia annua, and belongs to family Martyniaceae.
Devils claw fruits