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Devil's Club

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What other names is Devil's Club known by?

Bois Piquant, Cukilanarpak, Devils Club, Devil's Root, Echinopanax horridus, Fatsia, Fatsia horrida, Garrote del Diablo, Oplopanax horridus, Panax Horridum.

What is Devil's Club?

Devil's club is a plant. People use the inner bark of the root for medicine.

Devil's club is used for arthritis, wounds, fever, tuberculosis, stomach trouble, cough, colds, sore throat, diabetes, low blood sugar, and pneumonia. It is also used for emptying the bowels and causing vomiting.

Some people apply devil's club directly to the skin for swollen glands, boils, sores, and skin infections. The ashes have been used to treat burns.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...



TAKEN BY MOUTH:


APPLIED TO THE SKIN:

  • Swollen glands.
  • Boils.
  • Sores.
  • Skin infections.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of devil's club for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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