Common Name: Cat's Claw
Botanical Name: Uncaria tomentosa
Other Names: Una de gato, Life-giving vine of Peru, Hawk's claw
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 1 pound
Form: Fine Powder
Note: This is a raw powder and is not an extract which means it will not dissolved when water is added to the powder. There will sediment at the bottom of your cup.
Dosage: Follow doctors instructions on how to use this herb.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Naturally Occurring Components: Alkaloids, Glycosides, Lipids, Phytosterols, Triterpens, Flavanols
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years, in all cultures. In this day and age Western Bulk Herbs and Spices should be regarded as an added element to present-day healthcare, and not as a replacement. Botanical herbs ( Teas ) emphasize harmony, support, and balance.
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Good product, and good results. 1 pound bag is very economical.
I am taking this cat's claw powder as a part of the Buhner herbal protocol for Lyme disease and the protocol is working great. The product seems to be of good quality and the price is reasonable. Another thing I love about 1st Chinese Herbs is that they work hard to ensure low heavy metal content in their herbs. I buy my herbs here whenever possible.
I'm never disappointed by this company. Fast shipping, great herbs.
Purchased for Lyme tmt. Great price. Herb seems to be very good quality and was shipped & received quickly. Thank you!