Devil's Claw (or Harpagophytum procumbens) is a plant of the sesame family and a plant native to southern Africa. The herbal for equine joint its name from the miniature hooks that cover its fruit. In the past, its root was uses in the treatment of reduce pain and inflammation, relieve heartburn and complications of pregnancy.
For horses, Devil’s Claw is useful anti-inflammatory or reducing inflammation in equine joints, analgesic and especially useful for musculoskeletal problems. Research suggests that it can help reduce inflammation around the joints with the same effect as Bute (Phenylbutazone). Moreover, Devil’s Claw also supports the digestive and circulatory systems as well.
Because of Devil's claw stimulates stomach acid production. Therefore, The best herbal for joint is wise to be cautious in the use on equine with known gastric ulceration.