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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…)

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…)