The properties of Cat’s Claw
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.