When the doctor Volk, Otto Heinrich personally recognized the efficacy of Devil`s Claw he immediately brought it into his native land.
At the same time, he is constantly using this healthy herb even today.
Devil`s claw or harpagophytum (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a part of sesame family and originates from South Africa.
It’s got a name from its root that resembles a claw, and that part folk and modern medicine use in treatments.
For thousands of years, African tribes have been using this herb as a pain killer.
In addition, they used it to treat skin problems and to give birth to a child.
Also with this herb, they are treating a high temperature with consumption of tea or powder.
The German doctor and botanist Otto Heinrich Volk spread this herb to Europe.
He became aware of the amazing healing benefits of devil`s claw while living in Namibia during the Second World War.
Namely, he observed and found that local healer was healing the wounded warriors with this herb.
Since then, the herb has spread to Europe and also has become popular for many problems.
Of course, the primary use of the herb is for arthritis and rheumatism.
Today, from all European countries, devil`s claw is mostly used in Germany.
Germany has officially approved this herb for:
– Pain in bones, knees, and hips
– Also as the ingredient of many anti-rheumatic preparations
Devil`s claw health benefits
This unusual herb natural medicine is using for:
– Muscle pain
– Chest pain
– Gastrointestinal upset
– Heart burn
– Rheumatoid arthritis
– Digestive disorders
– Loss of appetite
Also, it has anti-inflammatory properties that can:
– Lower temperature
– Treat flu, colds
– Treat a lot of other infections
– Helps for allergic reactions
In some European countries, it is used as a natural substitute for corticosteroids.
For this purpose are using injections with a liquid extract from this herb.
It is also beneficial for the elderly because it normalizes:
– Heart function
There is more and more evidence that this herb helps to quickly eliminate pain caused by inflammatory processes in the joints.
Specialists believe that is equivalent to ibuprofen by virtue of its effectiveness.
It is known that anti-rheumatic medicines can affect the stomach’s mucous membranes.
Contrary to that, the devil`s claw on the stomach has an extremely beneficial effect.
As you know, the modern medicine does not have a remedy to cure osteoarthritis.
This herb is a golden aid in this disease, as besides reducing inflammation and pain – it also helps in the development of cartilage.
Its action is enhanced in combination with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.
In the case of bad digestion or loss of appetite, you can also use tea, extract or tincture of this herb.
The recipe for tea
Leave the teaspoon of dry root to boil for 20 minutes in 4dl of water.
Then let it cool aside and strain it.
Drink 2 to 3 cups of this healthy tea per day.
Note: Devil’s claws cannot consume pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and persons that have a stomach ulcer.