Devil's Club

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Devil's club or devil's walking stick (Oplopanax horridusAraliaceaesyn. Echinopanax horridusFatsia horrida) is a large understory shrub endemic to the arboreal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, but also disjunct on islands in Lake Superior. It is noted for its large palmate leaves and erect, woody stems covered in noxious and irritating spines. It is also known as Alaskan ginseng and similar names, although it is not a true ginseng.

 
The inner bark of the root is used 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.

Products using Devil's Club: Alaska Made Wild Crafted Balms