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Devils Club Extract

  • Oplopanax horridus
Devils Club Extract

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Overview

Extracted from: Fresh root bark
Herb:Alcohol Ratio- 1:2

Introduction

Devil's club, a close cousin to Ginseng, is a large shrub native to the cool moist forests of western North America. However, scattered colonies of Devil's club exist on the western shores and islands of Lake Superior. It is noted for its large palmate leaves and erect, woody stems covered in brittle spines. People often describe the plant as having a "primordial" appearance upon first inspection. Devil's club is acutely sensitive to human disturbance and reproduces intolerably slowly with individual plants taking several years to reach reproductive maturity. Devil's club prime habitat is the rapidly disappearing old growth conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest.

Packaging and Shipping

1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.

8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper. These sizes are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.

Typical Preparations

As a tea, the poultice of leaves and stems, and in capsules and liquid extracts.

Summary

While Devil's club is a relatively lesser-known herb, its medicinal discoveries suggest that there may be an increasing demand for it in the future, raising concerns about its unregulated wild harvesting. Given that it has a limited native range and is slow to grow and reproduce, there are legitimate concerns that over-harvesting could damage or upset the delicate ecological balance of the Pacific Northwest.

Precautions

The berries of Devil's club are poisonous, and the stems and leaves should not be eaten after the thorns on the plant have hardened. Those diagnosed with diabetes should see their medical practitioners regularly while using Devil's club, as it may change the way that insulin works in the body.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.