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

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Herbal Information for Cat's Claw in Powder Form 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 b…

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Herbal Information for Cat's Claw in Powder Form

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.

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.

California Prop 65 

Naturally Occurring Components:  Alkaloids, Glycosides, Lipids, Phytosterols, Triterpens, Flavanols

Additional Information

Benefits of  Cat's Claw

  • 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. Our web page is constantly expanding, as of today we have articles on:

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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.



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4 Reviews

  • Star west Cat's Claw

    Posted by Michael Blackburn on Jan 17th 2022

    Good product, and good results. 1 pound bag is very economical.

  • Very pleased...

    Posted by Melissa L Rice on Jan 24th 2021

    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.

  • Very with this.

    Posted by Mark Henry on Sep 10th 2017

    I'm never disappointed by this company. Fast shipping, great herbs.

  • Good herb, good price

    Posted by rebecca on Aug 2nd 2016

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

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