Overview

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

Devil's club is used for arthritis, cancer, 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.

How does it work ?

Devil's club contains chemicals that might prevent certain cancer cells from growing and fight some bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

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