Definition of devil's claw in English:

devil's claw


  • A plant whose seed pods bear clawlike hooks that can harm livestock.

    Two genera in the family Pedaliaceae: genus Proboscidea of warm regions of America, used in basketry or grown for their fruit, and Harpagophytum procumbens of southern Africa and Madagascar, used in herbal medicine

    ‘Celery seed, devil's claw, dandelion root, meadowsweet, and white willow came out on top.’
    • ‘And finally, European reports have confirmed the benefit of the herb devil's claw in managing gout; you can take 400 mg of the dried extract three times a day for as long as you wish.’
    • ‘A recent article in The Sunday Times mentioned the use of the herb devil's claw for the treatment of frozen shoulder.’
    • ‘Nemec parked his truck and led the way into the thickety jungle, holding a stick to catch spider webs, and warning me not to touch the Florida poisontree and mind the curved spines of the devil's claw vine.’
    • ‘The South African plant devil's claw is also thought to be effective for this, and is usually available as a tincture.’
    • ‘Other remedies, including vitamin E, devil's claw and dong quai may enhance warfarin's effects.’
    • ‘Herbalists tend to refer to plant as devil's claw, however its common name in Australia is grapple plant, because of the grappling hooks on the fruit.’
    • ‘Non-traditional crops such as grapes, dates, cotton, tobacco, lucerne and devil's claw cater for a niche market.’
    • ‘By the way, I've had knee problems in the past - this is what I'm doing to heal them: devil's claw gel, twice daily, arnica massage balm, twice daily, elastic knee support.’
    • ‘Methyl-sulfonyl-methane, capsaicin, devil's claw, glucosamine, curcumin and baswellia have been reported to be helpful.’
    • ‘This tends to be based on a named pathology, such as feverfew for migraines, St John's Wort for depression, devil's claw for arthritis.’
    • ‘When, for example, German commercial products of devil's claw were tested, an unacceptable variability of quality was noted.’
    • ‘Whose foot is devil's claw intended to intercept?’