Synonyms: Uncaria surinamensis, Nauclea aculeata, N. tomentosa, Ourouparia tomentosa
Common Names: Cat's claw, uña de gato, paraguayo, garabato, garbato casha, samento, toroñ, tambor huasca, uña huasca, uña de gavilan, hawk's claw, saventaro
Parts Used: Vine bark, root
Cat's Claw is a tropical vine that grows in rainforest and jungle areas in Peru, South America and Asia. Some cultures refer to the plant as the "Sacred Herb of the Rain Forest".
This vine gets its name from the small thorns at the base of the leaves, which looks like a cat's claw. These claws enable the vine to attach itself around trees climbing to a heights up to 100 feet.
Cat’s Claw is a wild plant from the Peruvian Rain forest with clearly marked attributes Worldwide acknowledged, mixed with the Coca leaf acquires a tasty flavor and Increases its properties power.
Cat’s claw is probably the most revered medicinal herb in all of the South American Amazonian rainforest. The alkaloids found in cat's claw have been documented to nutritionally support the immune system in a various ways.
Main Actions (in order):
Immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic (cellular protector), anticancerous, antiulcerous
- As an immune stimulant and an adjunctive therapy for cancer (to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and protect cells)
- As a bowel cleanser and anti-inflammatory for Crohn's, colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other bowel problems
- As an anti-inflammatory for arthritis (all kinds) and muscle pains/strains/injuries
- As a general daily tonic (to tone, balance, and strengthen all body functions)
- For stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis and as an ulcer preventative/ stomach and bowel protector)
Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use:
Analgesic (pain-reliever), anticoagulant (blood thinner), antidysenteric, blood cleanser, detoxifier, diuretic, gastrotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the gastric system), hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions), wound healer.
Do not use before or after an organ or bone marrow transplant since it boosts immune function. May also have a mild blood thinning effect.
2 or 3 tea cups daily it is enough do not take exceed.