Below is three Devils Claw recipes each with a different purpose plus how to create the infused oil.
Use salve as a relief for headaches and for use with general nerve type pain.
Devils Claw (Grapple Plant) also known as Leopards or Wolfs Bane or wood spider. Genus: Harpagophytum procumbens (Harpagophytum means hook plant in Greek.Procumbens means prostrate in Latin) Grows in the warm African savanna or grasslands. Proboscidea Louisianica is the U.S. plant. It’s the plant’s roots and potato-like tubers that are valued the most and harvested for medicinal purposes. It soothes and heals bruises, sprains and relieves irritations from trauma, arthritis and muscle pain, all forms of Arthritis ( Rheumatoid or Osteo). Devil’s Claw – the roots and tubers are used to make the oil. The thick, secondary roots are sliced and dried. An ointment is made from the root material which is applied to sores, ulcers and boils. In Europe, Canada, and the United States, devil’s claw is widely used for joint inflammation, pain, and treating degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It was the ingredient in nearly three-fourths of the prescriptions for rheumatism in 2001.
NOTE 1: Devil's claw may interfere with the action of ticlopidine and warfarin, and patients should consult with a physician before combining Devil's claw with these medications
NOTE 2: Devil’s claw should be stored in a closed container, away from light