Archive for September 27th, 2013

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa)

Cat's ClawCat’s Claw is a very interesting and not very well known natural remedies. It originates from Peruvian planes and is actually a vine with very strong hook-shaped claws for which it has got its memorable name. There are two most common species of this plant. One is Uncaria guianensis, the type of cat’s claw cultivated and known in Europe, and Uncaria tomentosa, the type used in both American continents. This plant has been used for centuries in national medical traditions of South American countries where Cat’s Claw is called Una de Gato. For the last decades, Cat’s Claw products have got a great popularity in the United States of America, and this natural remedy is sometimes mentioned in the list of 10 most sold herbs and herbal products. (more…)