Archive for June 19th, 2013

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa)

Cat's ClawCat’s claw is a popular medicinal plant, with two most commonly used species, Uncaria guianensis and Uncaria tomentosa. At that, Uncaria guianensis grows throughout Europe and is being used there for herbal preparations of various types, and Uncaria tomentosa specie is common for the North America. In the United States, Cat’s claw is considered one of the ten most popular medicinal plants used for local alternative medicine, along with chamomile, peppermint, dandelion, and others. Cat’s claw is a shrub which grows throughout South and Central America, in woody forests and opened areas. This medicinal plant has centuries of history of being used for preventing and treating a multitude of diseases, including infectious and viral ones. It is possible to use Cat’s claw extracts, infusions, or capsules, and such parts of the plant as inner bark and roots. (more…)