Simple Herbal Extracts | Devilís Club

Name

Devilís Club

Botanical Name

Oplopanax horridus

Part Used

root bark

Contraindications

None *

Traditional Information*

Devil's Club is indicated in cases of poor sugar metabolism to increase pancreatic beta cells' ability to produce and utilize insulin. It is used to treat diabetes (under medical supervision), and hyperinsulinemia. It is also a laxative and an anti-inflammatory agetn used by native peoples in the Pacific Northwest as a Spring tonic and for arthritis, bursitis, and obesity.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.