The Devil’s Claw story

Native to southern Africa, Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) gets its name from the sharp little hooks that cover its fruit and cling onto passing animals.

Devil’s Claw was extensively used by the Khoikhoi tribe of Southern Africa for various ailments. In 1906, a German soldier learnt about its medicinal benefits from a local healer. It was then formally introduced into Europe by O.H. Volk. Since then it has steadily become more and more widely used in both humans and animals.

Devil’s Claw

A natural horse and pet supplement containing 100% dried Devil’s Claw powder

Devil’s Claw’s main active ingredients is Harpagoside, and iridoid glycoside.

Natural horse and dog supplements - Pure range - Devil's Claw

Analytical constituents:

  • Crude Protein (Test results pending)
  • Moisture Content (< 10%)


Daily amount:

  • Small to average pets [ 5-20kg ]: 1/10th tsp
  • Large pets [ 20-40kg ]: 1/5th  tsp (0.5g)
  • Giant breeds [ >40kg ]: 1/3rd tsp
  • Ponies: 1 level tsp (2.5g)
  • Horses: 1 heaped tsps (4g)

Mix into the feed. A 200g tub will last one large dog one year and one horse 50 days.

Please take care:

  • Devil’s Claw is on the equine FEI Prohibited Substances list. Discontinue use 3 days prior to competing in FEI competitions.
  • Not for use in pregnant or lactating mares or bitches.
  • Don’t use if your horse has ulcers or gallstones.
  • Don’t use together with blood thinning medication or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • This is a nutritional product and is not intended as a substitute for veterinary products or advice.
  • Discontinue immediately at any sign of an adverse reaction.


Store in a cool, dry place. Keep tightly sealed and away from moisture and insects.

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