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Devil’s Club Salve

(35 customer reviews)

Traditionally, Devil’s Club Salve has been used to treat deep tissue pain and to promote healing. Devil’s Club has been documented to provide relief for symptoms of arthritis, tendinitis, sore muscles, joint pain and various skin conditions.

Extra virgin olive oil, Wild Devil’s club root bark (Oplopanax horridus), beeswax.



Our Devil’s Club Slave is made with only three simple and pure ingredients, extra virgin olive oil, wild Devil’s club root bark, and beeswax.

At Laughing Lichen, we believe that natural ingredients are better for your body, and that’s why we use only the highest quality, sustainably-sourced, and wildcrafted ingredients in our products.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the healing properties of this salve:
  • Anti-inflammatory: One of the key ingredients in Devil Club Salve is Devil’s club root bark, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The salve can help to reduce swelling and inflammation, making it an effective solution for conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and arthritis.
  • Pain relief: The anti-inflammatory properties of Devil’s club root bark can also provide relief from pain and discomfort. When applied to sore or achy muscles, the salve can help to reduce inflammation and ease pain, providing a natural and effective solution for pain relief.
  • Moisturizing: The combination of extra virgin olive oil and beeswax in Devil Club Salve creates a rich, moisturizing balm that helps to soothe and protect dry or cracked skin. The salve creates a barrier that helps to lock in moisture, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.
  • Antimicrobial: Beeswax has natural antimicrobial properties that can help to protect the skin from infection and promote healing. When applied to minor cuts or scrapes, Devil Club Salve can help to prevent bacterial growth and reduce the risk of infection.
  • Wound healing: Devil Club Salve is also effective in promoting wound healing. The combination of natural ingredients helps to soothe and protect damaged skin, while the anti-inflammatory properties of Devil’s club root bark can help to reduce swelling and promote healing.

Using wild ingredients in products such as Devil Club Salve can provide several benefits over large scale agriculturally grown ingredients. Here are a few reasons why:

amy standing beside devil's club plant

  • Higher Nutritional Value: Wild ingredients are often more nutrient-dense than their cultivated counterparts. This is because wild plants grow in their natural habitat, without being subjected to artificial fertilizers or pesticides, and are free to absorb nutrients from the soil in their natural form. As a result, wild ingredients often contain higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can provide greater health benefits.
  • Sustainability: Harvesting wild ingredients in a sustainable way can help to promote biodiversity and protect natural ecosystems. Wildcrafting involves harvesting plants in a way that allows them to regenerate naturally, without causing harm to the environment. This is in contrast to large scale agriculture, which can have negative impacts on the environment such as deforestation, soil degradation, and water pollution.
  • Uniqueness: Wild ingredients are often unique and rare, providing a special connection to nature and a sense of exclusivity. They can also offer unique flavor profiles and aromatic qualities that can’t be replicated with cultivated ingredients.
  • Cultural Significance: Wild ingredients often have cultural significance, and their use in products such as Devil Club Salve can help to preserve traditional knowledge and support indigenous communities that rely on the plants for their livelihood.



Overall, using wild ingredients in products such as Devil Club Salve can provide a range of benefits, including higher nutritional value, sustainability, uniqueness, and cultural significance. It’s important to ensure that wildcrafting is done in a responsible and sustainable way, to protect the environment and preserve these valuable resources for future generations.

Some individuals are especially sensitive to Devil’s Club. As with any new natural product please test a small patch of skin prior to use to rule out allergies. Please research all natural products before using them and be sure to consult with your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, on medication or have a pre-existing health condition before use.

The above information is for educational purposes only. The information provided is not meant to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any health condition. It is strongly recommended that you consult with a healthcare provider before use of any new product especially if you are using medication, have a pre-existing health condition, are pregnant or breastfeeding.



35 reviews for Devil’s Club Salve

  1. Susan S. (verified owner)

    This really helps me with arthritis pain. It is a godsend.

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  4. Vernon Ball (verified owner)

    Mix it with the oil – great for joint pain relief.

  5. Cathryn (verified owner)

    My husband swears by this product. He uses it every day and it helps with his Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  6. Myrna (verified owner)

    Quite impressive! Works for arthritic pain, swelling, even leg cramps and head aches.

  7. Michele (verified owner)

    The presentation is done with taste and professionalism. I’ve been using the oil and will use this product after.

  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love this product, works very well for arthritis

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The Devil’s Club Salve has become a staple in our household. Wonderful product! One of the rare things that do what is advertised.

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  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Really great salve, smells kinda like jalapenos & works great 🙂

  15. Abelardo Domingo (verified owner)

    Effective herb, cost as agreed, and delivered on time

  16. Audrey Cook (verified owner)

    We couldn’t do without this salve. It’s wonderful for sore muscles.

  17. Philippe Martin (verified owner)

    I’ve had a stroke I grew up in northeast Canada my family all over Canada our friends and family always swore by the “pointy plant” aka devil’s club in French for me it was taught/called pointy plant. this is the first time in my life I said why not let’s try this
    I have nerve related and joint pain in my stroke side. after a little rubbing in letting it set my aches receded. it’s a calming relief almost spiritual relief. I would get more detailed but this felt personal for me and I really felt better. Thank you for the time and care you put into this product. The results are simply 100% the best. loved it.

    Philippe Martin (Tony)

    I will be buying and trying every single item on your shelves and will keep mine stocked up with those that I love. more reviews to come. I’ll try to be better with my review and spelling and grammar. thank you

    Tony all the way from Florida.

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  19. Chantal (verified owner)

    My father has join pain in his fingers. He was happy when I gave him the salve and ask for more (stubborn man convince!)

  20. Catherine Frederick (verified owner)

    Love it for achy joints and muscles! Also helpful for dry skin.

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  22. Marc LaCasse (verified owner)

    good but not as helpful as other cbd type salves i have tried

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  24. Rhonda (verified owner)

    I travel a lot. Often after long flights and long treks thru airports I get leg cramps in the middle of the night. This salve takes care of the cramps almost immediately after applying it to the affected areas. My husband had a boil and Devil’s Club Salve brought it to a head and we were able to take care of it. It never returned. We also use it on joint pain, cuts, chapped hands and lips. We call it “magic potion”. I seldom write reviews but love this stuff so much. I also appreciate the fine business of Laughing Lichen. I have ordered from them several times. PS. I love their soaps.

    • Amy (store manager)

      Hi Rhonda,
      Thank you very much for sharing your success in using the Devil’s Club Salve!

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My husband has psoriasis and is swear by this salve!

  26. Lynn (verified owner)

    This order was placed in Jan./Feb. it is the best remedy for arthritis. Now that spring is upon us and gardening has begun, I am happy to have this for my aching joints!

  27. Susan S. (verified owner)

    This works really well for arthritis. I’m very happy I found your company online.

  28. Paula M McCaffrey (verified owner)

    I bought this for my husband who has Rheumatoid arthritis and tendinitis in his hands. Sometimes he has trouble using his hands and this has helped relieve his inflammation and pain quite a bit. Now I am using it for my joint pain in my thumb and it is helping.

    • Amy (store manager)

      Thank you for sharing Paula!

  29. Helen

    Our son lives in the north and gave my husband this last year for Christmas. He said it would help ease pain from hip joint as he is waiting for surgery! Probably not until next spring! This really works, and so thank you!!! Am ordering more of this amazing product.

  30. moratoratora (verified owner)

    I was using CBD oil for my knee pain for a long time, but after I learned the effect of Devil’s Club I didn’t need to rely on CBD oil. CBD helps pain greatly but doesn’t heal the swollen muscle. Devil’s Club reduces pain and heals swollen conditions. I am very thankful to this product.

  31. Cathy Frederick

    I use this on my achy muscles and joints at the end of the day and it is wonderful. I am a family doctor and like this more than many prescription options. Highly recommend.

  32. Dorion Reves

    This salve is very effective for swollen & sore joints. As well as general aches and pains. Great product.

  33. Karen O’Hagan (verified owner)

    This is a companion to the Highbush ointment: I use the Devil’s Claw all along my IT band, which is chronically inflamed from a knee injury. It really helps with the pain, and in my case, speeds up healing. Also, it doesn’t smell strongly; while it does have a scent, it is certainly less eye-watering than any other pain cream I’ve tried! A final benefit: this works really well with my gua sha tools that I use.

  34. Lisa Whitney

    I have had great success using this salve for various ailments and being someone with severe chronic pain, I have tried MANY forms of treatment. I have long suffered from migraines associated with musculoskeletal issues resulting from previous injuries and have tried most treatments out there, including opioid painkillers, prescription salves, acupuncture, massage therapy and many more. None have been as effective as Devil’s Club Salve, nor have they been as fast acting. If my back is going into spasm or a migraine is coming on, I will immediately apply this salve and find relief within minutes without fail. Absolutely life changing!

    • Amy (store manager)

      Devil’s Club SalveThank you for sharing your storey with us!

  35. Amy (store manager)

    Cei Sullivan says:
    March 8, 2013 at 9:53 am
    I have chronic swollen and achy joints, especially in my ankles and feet. Every night, before bed, I massage the Devils Club Salve on my legs and feet. It is so soothing, I can feel my muscles relaxing right away and the aches and pains going away. It is now my night time ritual and I could not go without it!!! If you have sore muscles or joints I would strongly recommend the devils club salve 🙂

    I have also put the Spruce Pitch Salve to work. I burnt myself on the oven and immediately starting applying the Spruce Pitch, I was amazed at how quickly the burn healed with little pain and no scar! And it is great for all sorts of scrapes and bruises. If you are at all accident prone like me, try it, you won’t be disappointed!

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