The Devil’s Club (Oplopanax horridus) is a woody stemmed shrub, covered with brittle spines and topped with large palmate leaves; conspicuous in the understory of the Southeast Alaska rainforest. It is highly medicinal and has traditionally been used for an amazing range of treatments, both internal and external. It is a member of the ginseng family, and thus is also sometimes referred to as "Alaskan Ginseng." At Back Bay Botanicals, we wild-craft and process it here in Sitka, Alaska for use as an ingredient in the following products:
Devil's Club Soothing Rub, 2 oz: $12 Add to Cart
Despite the intimidating plant name, Devil's Club Soothing Rub is an effective soothing salve for arthritis and muscular aches and pains. It has been reported to be effective on a wide range of problems, from sore backs, to shoulders, hips, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. Try it, and experience the relief this ancient, traditional herbal has brought to countless generations of the indigenous Tlingit and Haida peoples.
Many people report relief from pain so complete that they have lessened or discontinued other treatments, and are thus also free of the side effects of the other treatments.
We have people from coast to coast, and even as far away as England, Australia and Japan who order and use Devil's Club Soothing Rub.
The same active ingredients are also available in our Devil's Club Bath and Massage Oil (formally Spruce Magic Massage Oil) though not as concentrated as in the Devil's Club Soothing Rub. (See below)
INGREDIENTS: Devil's club, poplar, spruce, wormwood, organic olive oil, beeswax, and pure essential oils.
TESTIMONIALS: (With permission)
Approximately three years ago my business associate brought me some Devil's Club from your store as a gift (he and his family visited your beautiful state while on vacation).
I have a lower back problem that causes me indescribable pain. For over twenty five years I have resisted surgery and have been a candidate for many types of treatment (medical and home remedies) to help decrease the ever present ache in my lower back and hips. He told me that this rub was said to help many different types of aches and pains. I was skeptical but I tried it and I had almost immediate relief of the ache after the first application. I am not implying that my back problem was cured but nothing, and I mean nothing, had ever helped the pain that quickly and no drugs!
Immediately I went on the Internet and tried to find your store but your site was closed for remodeling. I checked each day for what seemed forever but your site remained down. Steve gave me the rub that he had bought for personal use, the rub that he had brought for his parents, and the one that he had brought for his pastor! But, eventually I gave up and ordered some devil's rub from another place but it just wasn't the same. I don't know if I had psyched myself into thinking I had to have Back Bay Botanical Devil's Club or if it truly wasn't the same but it didn't help.
Then approximately three-four weeks ago I decided to try again and there you were, right back in business (at least where I could find you). I ordered the rub from you and when I received it the same thing happened. My relief was almost instantaneous! I am so happy to have found you and Devil's Club rub. Please don't go away again.
Oh, I repaid Steve for the Devil's Club that he gave me and he, too, was happy that I located your site. Thank you, Elsie, R.N., M.S.T, Jellico, TN
"I love your Devil’s Club Rub!!! It works great and I never leave home without it!" Carol K., California
"After a Cruise Trip to Alaska, we discovered Devil's Club for Arthritis pain. While shopping in town we found Devil's Club and started to use it. We have repeatedly ordered it and have been using Devil's Club for about a year now, and we would recommend it to anyone for Arthritis." Genie, Green Valley, AZ
Devil's Club Soothing Rub, 2 oz: $12 Add to Cart
Back Bay Herbal Healing Balm with Devils Club is an excellent all-purpose herbal healing salve with Devil's Club that promotes healing of cuts, abrasions, rashes, eczema and burns. It provides relief from jellyfish stings and many insect bites.
Commercial fishermen use it for "fish poisoning" and septic cuts. Diabetic friends have made this their preferred treatment for the skin complications from diabetes. At BBB we have used it for everything from diaper rash to insect bites, jellyfish stings, severe sunburn, wood stove burns, and chainsaw cuts!
Herbal Healing Balm is mild, yet very effective, even on sensitive, damaged skin. Our products do not contain petroleum products, to which many people have adverse skin reactions.
INGREDIENTS: Devil's club, calendula, plantain, comfrey, wormwood, poplar, organic olive oil, beeswax, vitamin E and pure essential oils.
TESTIMONIALS: "I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate the Back Bay Bummi Salve (Herbal Healing Balm). The day we got home Finn's eczema flared up. It looks so sore. Poor guy! I have been slathering him in salve. It is the best! Thanks again." - Kaiti, Chico, CA
Back Bay Herbal Healing Balm with Devils Club, 2 oz: $12 Add to Cart
This popular massage oil (formally Spruce Magic Massage Oil) contains the same active ingredients as the popular Devils Club Soothing Rub, but more dilute because of the additional massage oils. More info...
Devil's Club Bath and Massage Oil
4 oz: $12 Add to Cart
Devil's Club Tea is available from www.gimbalbotanicals.com.