Devil's claw … a root with healing properties

Devil's claw is primarily found in South Africa and South West Africa, especially in the savannahs of Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Devil's claw belongs to the family Pedaliaceae. It is a perennial, herbaceous plant with a widely ramified root system and shoots of up to 1.5 m long. The seed capsules have a characteristic appearance, having arm-like ramified outgrowths, which have anchor-like hooks. Since the active ingredients are stored in the root, this is used in dried form for the extraction. Devil's claw is traditionally used for joint problems as well as for the relief of digestive problems such as flatulence or loss of appetite.

Variations of extract Extract details Further information
00-115-1218-03 Extraction solvent: ethanol 40% (V/V)
Dry extract
DER genuine 1.5 - 2 : 1
0 - 45% maltodextrin
≥ 1.5% harpagoside
ASMF on request
00-111-1218-01 Extraction solvent: water
Dry extract
DER genuine 1.5 - 2.5 : 1
1.4 - 2.8% harpagoside
ASMF on request