African Devil's Claw root powder
The African Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens or zeyheri, wait-a-bit, South African Devil's Claw Root, grapple plant, Trample) grows herbaceous in the savannahs of the Kalahari in South Africa, Botswanas and Namibia and forms up to 1.5 meters long unearthly shoots.
It helps the joints: pour 1 liter of boiling water over 1 heaped teaspoon of our very fine root powder of Harpagophytum procumbens and let it steep overnight at room temperature. Strain in the morning
It gets its name from the large, light pink to red, flowers and from its claw-like, barbed fruits, which thereby hang on animals, so that the plant spreads further.
Its widely ramified storage roots (secondary roots) have long been known for their beneficial effects in Africa.
The devil's claw was introduced to Europe in the 1950s and experienced a veritable boom in its use in humans and animals in the 1970s, yes, the devil's claw is also used with dogs and horses.
In Europe there are two types of plants that also bear the name Devil's Claw. However, these belong to the bluebell family and are not related to the African devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens or zeyheri), which belongs to the sesame family.
The African devil's claw grows in hot climates on dry, sandy soils
Ingredients of African Devil's Claw
Glutamic acid, histidine, iridoid glycosides (harpagoside, harpagid and procumbid), phenylpropanoids such as acteoside, triterpenes (ursolic acid), flavonoids (kaempferol, luteolin), unsaturated fatty acids, cinnamic acid and chlorogenic acid, phytosterols, chromium (aluminum-sitosterol) (beta-sitosterol) , Calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, tin)
Preparation of the African devil's claw
Pour 1 liter of boiling water over 1 heaped teaspoon and let it steep overnight at room temperature.
Strain in the morning. Sweeten with erythritol or, even better, probiotic with Yacon syrup. Then sieve the plant parts and fill the extract into bottles, preferably in a bottle. It stays in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Also suitable for preparation as a tincture.
Warning, do not use African devil's claw
if you have a stomach or intestinal ulcer, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have diabetes, suffer from gallstones, have cardiovascular problems, take blood thinners regularly.
Before you treat yourself with natural remedies, you should definitely consult the medical person you trust, who is also familiar with natural remedies.