A natural anti-inflammatory
Devil’s claw is used for “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), arthritis, gout, muscle pain (myalgia), back pain, tendonitis, chest pain, gastrointestinal (GI) upset or heart burn, fever, and migraineheadache. It is also used for difficulties in childbirth, menstrual problems, allergic reactions, loss of appetite, and kidney and bladder disease.
Some people apply devil’s claw to the skin for injuries and other skin conditions.
Devil’s claw contains chemicals that might decrease inflammation and swelling and resulting pain. ref:webmd