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 many of our products.
"I discovered the Back Bay products while in Wrangell and fell in love. There is NO scent, which is a big win for me and the products feel so lovely on the skin. I used the devil’s club salve on my hands for treatment of Raynaud’s and it REALLY helped. Not to mention my skin just glowed. I also use this product on my face and have had no issues. I can’t wait to try the calendula cream."Joy, Anchorage AK
Back Bay Botanicals
330 Wachusetts Street
Sitka, AK 99835
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