About Devil's Club
Our Devil's Club is ethically & sustainably harvested from SE Alaska mountainsides.
Also known as Alaskan Ginseng, Wild Armored Alaskan Ginseng, Pacific Ginseng, Devil's Walking Stick, Oplopanax horridum, Oplopanax horridus, Echinopanax horridum, Fatsia horrida, Acanthopanax horridum
According to legend, Tlingit (Pacific NW Natives) use began when a shaman observed bears wallowing in Devil's Club roots to soothe their wounds. With it's incredible skin-stimulating effect Devil's Club Salve has been reputed to help treat common joint pain. However, the ailment list doesn't stop there. The following conditions and symptoms may be relieved with repeated application
of Devil's Club salve:
Restless Leg Syndrome
Muscular aches and pains
Burns (apply after the heat goes down)
Sunburn (apply after the heat goes down)
Poison ivy or sumac
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Current research uncovers phytochemical constituents that have antiviral, antifungal, antibiotic and antibacterial properties. This is an amazingly powerful plant that we at Maiden Alaska Herbals revere and harvest carefully so as to not disrupt or degrade it's natural habitat.
Sources: Discovering Wild Plants by Janice J. Schofield; The Boreal Herbal by Beverley Gray; Plants of the Pacific Northwest by Jim Pojar & Andy MacKinnon; MountainRoseHerbs.com; Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West
by Michael Moore. Personal communications with clients.