The flower labeled Devils Claws is ...

Devils claw is used internally to treat rheumatoid arthritis, neuralgia and problems involving the gall bladder and pancreas.

Nature's Way Devil’s Claw Root, 480 mg, 100 Capsules

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  • 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.

    Plant Summary:
    Common Names are Unicorn Plant, Tiger Claw Plant, Devils claw, and Cat’s claw. Botanical name is Martynia annua, and belongs to family Martyniaceae.

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    Devils Claw also known as The Grapple Plant or Wood Spider is a tender trailing perennial with tubers and many round to oval-shaped stems. The leaves have white, hairy undersides. Solitary, red to purple flowers, shaped like trumpets appear in spring followed by the characteristic large, hooked and claw-like fruit. It owes its common name Devil’s Claw to the peculiar appearance of its hooked fruit. The plant’s large and tuberous roots are the parts most traditionally used by herbalists.

Health Update - Devils Claw can relieve lower back pain

Good information:) I am an amateur herbalist and Devils Claw root is in my arsenal! Both my husband and I have been dealing with chronic (neck/back) pain for several years. I’ve done a ton of research on this and something of note is that it’s been proven even in high doses to be quite safe. Just thought you might like to know!