Also known as
Devil's club, Devil's walking stick, Oplopanax horridus, Alaskan ginseng
Devil's club is a large thorny shrub found throughout the North West forests of the Northern Americas. Devil's club belongs to the Araliaceae family of plants, which is home to other renown herbs such as Panax ginseng and Aralia spikenard. Devil's club is similar to the tonic actions of ginseng in many regards, and can be used somewhat interchangeably with most tonic adaptogens in the family.
Aralosides, volatile oil, tannins, diterpene acids
Devil's club is an ideal tonic adaptogen, supporting the entire body with its nourishing, life bestowing constituents. Devil's club contains aralosides, constituents similar to ginsenosides, and are better suited for tea than ginseng is. Recommended dosage is 1-2 teaspoons of root bark per serving.
Devil's club is a tonic type herb, showing benefits to living organisms in reference to life extension and longevity. The herb belongs to a powerful family of plants that are home to ginseng and many relatives, these plants being considered chiefly as tonics and adaptogens. Devil's club has antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, and antimycobacterial properties, and has been traditionally used for reducing inflammation, purification of the blood, balancing blood sugar, childbirth and fertility, sickness, supporting the heart, mental disturbances, pain relief, and as a general overall tonic.
Please be cautious with your use of Devil's Club, it is currently an at risk plant due to over harvesting. Do not use if pregnant and do not give to children.
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