Monday, June 15, 2015

The Devil's Claw

Devil's Claw quilt square...
I made mine into a quilted square to use as a hot pad holder.

Don't you love the names of quilt blocks?
Jacob's ladder...log cabin...bear's of Eden...prairie's bow tie.

They remind me of herb's...

I read about the benefit's of Devil's Claw
in a Barbara Delinsky book I was reading.
She is one of my favorite authors. 

Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a desert plant that grows in southern Africa and is named for the miniature claw-like hooks that cover its fruit. For centuries, the native people of the Kalahari Desert dried and chopped up the roots for use in remedies to treat pain and indigestion and for topical applications on sores and other skin problems. In recent years, a number of scientific studies have suggested that devil's claw can help relieve the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, particularly symptoms affecting the knee or hip. There is also evidence to show that devil's claw can relieve low back pain.

The names of herbs are as interesting as quilt blocks...
St. John's wort, skullcap, witch hazel, cat's claw, horsetail.

I'm a firm believer of vitamins and herbal supplements
so I'm giving Devil's Claw a try.



  1. Thank you for this . . . There is a Health Food store not to far away . . . I am checking out Devil's Claw . . . just because of you and my body filled with osteoarthritis . . . tomorrow.

  2. Lower back pain?! I'm off to try anything and everything.