Alfred Vogel devoted much of his life to the cultivation of herbs known by native people worldwide to have beneficial effects. Working with scientists and local people on a specially created farm in the Kalahari Desert, we have achieved a unique and sustainable organic farming method for Devil’s Claw, a herb notoriously difficult to cultivate.
Also known as:
• Sports injuries
This plant is native to the Southern parts of Africa. It is the tubers (or the storage roots) of the plant, measuring approximately 20cm in length, which are used medicinally.
Devil’s Claw is a traditional remedy for general joint pains.
How it works:
Devil’s Claw contains a group of components known as iridoids which possess anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic and pain killing properties. The anti-inflammatory action has been shown to be equivalent to that of steroids, but the plant itself does not seem to contain steroids, which may be why it does not have the side effects associated with steroid use.