Review Cat's Claw Forms and Sizes of Bulk Herbs Below
Common Name: Cat's Claw, Una de gato, Life-giving vine of Peru, Hawk's claw
Botanical Name: Uncaria tomentosa
Note: Unicaria tomentosa is not Uncaria rhynchophylla twig & thorn, they are two different plants.
Cat's Claw Dosage: Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Cat's Claw Precautions: 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, tuberculosis or by those receiving organ transplants.
Cat's Claw Benefits and Information
Cat's Claw grows wild in the tropical jungles of Central and South America and has been dated back to the Incas which used it for a variety of health conditions including contraception, viral infections, inflammation and to boost the immune system. Cat's claw benefits digestion, promotes cardiovascular health and supports joint flexabilty. It has anti-inflammatory, detoxicant, analgesic, antioxidant and antiviral effects.
Cat's Claw Properties: Bitter, Astringent, Neutral
Cat' Claw Naturally Occurring Components: Alkaloids, Glycosides, Lipids, Phytosterols, Triterpens, Flavanols
Herbs That Combine With Cat's Claw
References: https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Cat's-Claw-Cid2264, https://nccih.nih.gov/health/catclaw, https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-cats-claw.html