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Uncaria Rhynchophylla Vine With Hooks (Gou Teng) Cut 1 lb PF

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Herbal Information for Gou Teng with Hooks in Cut Form.  Common Name: Uncaria Vine with Hooks.   Botanical Name: Uncaria Rhynchophylla Channels/Meridians:  Liver, Pericardium, Heart. Other Names:&…

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Herbal Information for Gou Teng with Hooks in Cut Form. 

Common Name: Uncaria Vine with Hooks.  

Botanical Name: Uncaria Rhynchophylla

Channels/Meridians:  Liver, Pericardium, Heart.

Other Names:  Cat's claw, Choto-ko, Choto-san, Uncariae uncis cum ramulus

Pin Yin Name: Gou Teng, Diao-teng-san. 

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

Package Size:  One Pound (1lb)

Form:  Cut

Dosage: Follow doctor's instructions on how to use this herb

Origin: China

Brand: Plum Flower

Cautions:   Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do Not Confuse With Uncaria tomentosa or guianensis, it has slightly different properties.In large amounts, or used over an extended period of time Gou Teng may cause swollen feet nausea, and diarrhea.   Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

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Product Properties:  Cool, Sweet, Liver Heat

Naturally Occurring Components:  Rhynchophylline, Isorhynchophylline, Corynoxeine, Isocorynoxeine, Corynantheine, Dihydrocorynantheine 

Gou Teng, which has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to support a healthy nervous system and promote relaxation.

What is Gou Teng?
Gou Teng, also known as Uncaria rhynchophylla or Cat's Claw, is a woody vine native to China and Southeast Asia. It has been used in TCM for thousands of years to promote a healthy nervous system and alleviate various health conditions, such as high blood pressure, headaches, and anxiety.  Do not confuse Uncaria tomentosa which is also called cat's claw.   There are completely different plants.

Gou Teng contains numerous active compounds, including alkaloids, flavonoids, and terpenes, that have been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties. Some of the most important compounds found in Gou Teng include rhynchophylline, isorhynchophylline, and corynoxeine.

information-leaf.pngBenefits of Gou Teng:  

Neuroprotective Properties 

Research has shown that Gou Teng has neuroprotective properties, meaning it can help protect and support the health of the nervous system.
Studies have suggested that Gou Teng can help enhance cognitive function and improve memory. It may also have potential benefits for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
The active compounds in Gou Teng, such as rhynchophylline and isorhynchophylline, have been found to have
antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which can help protect neurons from damage and improve brain function.

Gou Teng may also help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation, making it a beneficial herb for those
dealing with stress and mental health issues. 
Research has shown that Gou Teng can help reduce
inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain, which are two common underlying factors in many neurological disorders.

Promotes relaxation: Gou Teng has a calming effect on the body and can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
It works by increasing the production of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety.

Lowers blood pressure: Gou Teng has been shown to have a hypotensive effect, meaning it can help lower blood pressure levels
in people with hypertension. This effect is thought to be due to the presence of alkaloids in Gou Teng that can dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow.

Anti-inflammatory properties: Gou Teng contains numerous compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation
throughout the body. This makes it a potentially useful supplement for people with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Dosage and Safety:
Gou Teng is generally considered safe when taken in appropriate doses. The recommended dosage of Gou Teng extract is usually around 500-1000 mg
per day, divided into two or three doses. It is important to note that Gou Teng may interact with certain medications, such as blood
thinners and antihypertensive drugs. Therefore, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before taking Gou Teng if you are currently taking any medications.

Additional Information on Gou Teng 

  • Benefits the Cardiovascular System
  • Clears liver heat
  • Subdues liver yang
  • Extinguishes liver wind
  • Alleviates spasms
  • Releases the exterior
  • In Chinese medicine, Gou Teng is used to calm the liver, clear heat, and soothe and nourish the liver and blood.
  • Gou Teng is also traditionally used to treat conditions associated with liver imbalances, such as irritability, mood swings, and menstrual disorders.

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In conclusion, Gou Teng is a valuable herb with a wide range of health benefits. It has been used for centuries in TCM to promote a healthy nervous system, reduce anxiety, and lower blood pressure levels. Gou Teng contains numerous active compounds that have been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties. If you're interested in trying Gou Teng, be sure to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the appropriate dosage for your needs.

Gou Teng has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and has a wide range of beneficial properties. It has therapeutic benefits for several medical conditions.

Popular Herbal Combinations for Uncaria Rhynchophylla:

  • Gardenia + Uncaria Rhynchophylla
  • Tangerine Peel + Uncaria Rhynchophylla
  • Gastrodia + Uncaria Rhynchophylla
  • Huang Qin + Uncaria Rhynchophylla
  • Coptis + Uncaria Rhynchophylla


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Main Characteristics (Attributes) of Herbs

  • Harvested at the proper level of maturity and correct time of the season to maximize potency.
  • Free from Chlorine
  • Manufactured without the use of sulphur
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  • Aluminum Phosphate free
  • Packaged in an airtight sealed bag
  • Pin Yin Names and Botanical Names are listed on the bag
  • Certificate of Analysis are available upon request
  • Conforms to Standards of Chinese Pharmacopeia
  • No dyes, colors, or bleaching of the herbs
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  • 500 gram bag size which equal anywhere from 4 to 6 cups of herbs

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1 Review

  • Vine with hooks

    Posted by Lisa Sinton on Oct 6th 2018

    This arrived early and looks exactly as expected based on the photos and description. The pieces are quite hard though did chop up into smaller bits in my Ninja blender, enough to start making a tincture. If you want to grind it to a powder you would need better equipment for the job, a coffee grinder would likely work. I am happy with this purchase.

Uncaria Rhynchophylla Vine With Hooks (Gou Teng) Cut 1 lb PF

Was: $120.90
Now: $91.00