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Cats claw bark and powder, Peruvian (Una de Gato)

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Also known as

Uņa de Gato, Uncaria tormentosa                        

Introduction
Cat's claw is a South American jungle vine with cat like claws that grip and climb upward throughout the rich forests. It has been used in South American medicine systems such as shamanism to enhance the immune system and relax the body especially for those with arthritis or inflammatory issues.

Constituents
rhynchophylline, isorhynchophylline, Pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids (pteropodine, isopteropodine, isomitraphylline, uncarine F), tetracyclic oxindole alkaloids (), quinovic acid glycosides, procyanidins, triterpenoid saponins.

Harvest Data
Origin: Peru
Wildharvested
Shredded bark and powder

Use
One tbsp can be added to tea, preferably with an acid such as lemon juice or acerola as to draw out the healing components into the water. Capsules and extracts are both very effective for this herb.

Summary
Cat's claw has a number of healthy compounds that enhance the immune system, improve circulation and relax the nerves. It is strongly believed to have life giving properties by many native groups, heralding it's place as one of the top rain forest medicines.

Precautions

Do not take while pregnant. Cat's claw is so powerful it may stop certain cancer treatments that rely on damaging the body from working effectively. As with all herbs, please speak to your doctor before use and especially if you are taking any medications or other herbs or supplements.


Disclaimer
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