The properties of Cat’s Claw in supplements
Cat’s Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa)
|TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):||IH362B30|
|Uncaria Tomentosa||Cat’s Claw, Peruvian Cat’s Claw, Hawk’s Claw, Cat's Claw Inner Bark, Cat’s Claw Bark Powder, Cat's Claw, Una De Gato, Cats Claw|
|Cat’s claw has been used by the natives of Peru for centuries to treat conditions such as asthma, bone pain, arthritis, urinary tract infections, ulcers and intestinal problems. Today, this herb is most often used to boost the immune system and as an anti-inflammatory. It is often taken for rheumatism and even to treat HIV and cancer.|
|Do not take Cat’s Claw if pregnant or nursing. Do not give to children.|
|Parts Used Medicinally:||Bark, Root, Roots, Leaves|
|Cat’s Claw Is Native To South And Central America|
Cat’s Claw, or Una de gato in Latin America, is a woody climber that can grow up to 60m with its modified flowering stalks, the hooked appendages that resemble a cat’s claw. Two main species are used in medicine, Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis (with more rounded hook appendages). Family Rubiaceae.
Cat’s Claw is considered antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, antioxidant, antiviral, cytostatic, depurative, diuretic, hypotensive, immunostimulant and a vermifuge.
Cat’s Claw protect the brain while enhancing the body’s ability to repair environmental stress related damage to cells. This protects against cognitive decline and memory loss that occurs naturally with age and is exacerbated by common stressors.