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  • Cat's Claw Powder
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Cat's Claw - Powder Form 1 lb. - Starwest Botanicals

$19.00
SKU:
201208-51
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Product Description

Common Name: Cat's Claw, Una de gato, Life-giving vine of Peru, Hawk's claw

Botanical Name:  Uncaria tomentosa

Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.

Package Size:   1 pound

Form: Fine Powder

Dosage: Follow doctors instructions on how to use this herb.

Origin:  Peru

Wildcrafted:   Yes

Brand: Starwest Botanicals

 

Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

  • Women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or nursing infants should not take cat's claw. It is very dangerous for the fetus!
  • Cat's claw stimulates the immune system; therefore anyone who has a condition which affects the immune system should avoid cat's claw.
  • Cat's claw should be avoided in the two weeks both before and after a surgical procedure, or by anyone suffering from a bleeding disorder.
  • There is also the possibility that cat's claw may interact with other medications. If you are already taking oral contraceptives, antifungal medication like ketoconazole, allergy medications such as fexofenadine, cholesterol medications such as lovastatin or certain cancer medications, you should avoid cat's claw.
  • Cat's claw should not be used by individuals with skin grafts or tuberculosis or by those receiving organ transplants.

 

Chemical Components:  Alkaloids, Glycosides, Lipids, Phytosterols, Triterpens, Flavanols

 

Additional Information:

  • Supports Immune System
  • Benefits Digestive System
  • Aids in Joint Flexibility
  • Promotes a Healthy Cardiovascular system
  • Clinical research on Cat's Claw is showing positive results for neutralizing free radicals.
  • This plant is found in the Peruvian Amazon Rain Forest.  It has been used for hundreds of years
  • Do not mix this Unicaria tomentosa with Uncaria rhynchophylla twig & thorn, they are two different plants.

 

Check out our How to Use Bulk Herbs page to see how to use herbs correctly.

Parts of Plants

Herbal Tincture

Herbal Decoction

Herbal Syrup/Gargle

Herbal Preparations of Topical/Facial

Herbal Tea / Infusion

Cooking with Herbs

Hard/Dried Berries

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Powder first. 

 

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Soft Fruit

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 Leaves

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Roots/Tubers

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Decoct first. 

Powder first. 

 

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Bark

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Decoct first.

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Stems

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Decoct first.

 Powder first.

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Flowers

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 Make tea first.

 Powder first.

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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

Laboratory Analysis

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.

 

References:
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/cats-claw

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25495394

<a href="http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/uncaria+tomentosa">uncaria tomentosa</a>

      
Please note: 
Definitions of the following forms which our products are sold in. Plus, we offer Certificate of Analysis by request for our products.

Powdered Concentrates  100 gram container size.(3.5 oz)
This has been processed, and usually has dextrin added. This is a powder which is commonly used to make tea or capsules.
Powdered Herb This is the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of the herb, which has been Powdered into a fine mesh which usually can be put into capsules.  Most of the Powders herbs are in a 1 pound size, unless otherwise noted.
Cut and Sift This the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of herb cut into manageable pieces. In general about 1/4 thick.  Size of herbs are 1 pound containers
Whole In very rare occasion herbs are whole, for example the Reishi Mushroom, Noto Ginseng, Mandrake, and Marigolds. Size of herbs are 1 pound containers.  If concerned please call.
Teapills These are small pills which have already been formulated and made into small pills.  Usually the size of small peas. The teapills are swallowed whole. The formula is usually based on Ancient Chinese Medicine.
Capsules Are Gelatin Capsules, unless noted as vegetarian capsules.  Please see each individual product for further information
Tablets Are a hard tablet ranging in various sizes. Please see each individual product for further information
Extracts An extract is produced by adding alcohol to an herb and letting the medium activate the components of the herbs, as well as to preserve the herbs
Loose Leaf The herb is not in a teabag.  It is loose in the packaging.  Sizes of the leaf vary from 1/4 inch to 1 inch depending on herb and brand.

 

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  1. Good herb, good price 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 2nd 2016

    Purchased for Lyme tmt. Great price. Herb seems to be very good quality and was shipped & received quickly. Thank you!

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