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Cats claw hooks and powder, Chinese (Gou Teng)

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Also known as

Uncaria rhynchophylla, gou teng                        

Introduction
Uncaria rhynchophylla, also known as Chinese cat's claw, is a fundamental herb in the traditional Chinese system of medicine. This plant has been used for its sedative, hypnotic, tranquilizing, & muscle relaxing effects.

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

Harvest Data
Origin: China
Hooks & powder
Certified organic

Use
One tbsp can be added to tea, preferably with an acid such as lemon juice or amla as to draw out the healing components into the water. Capsules are very effective for this herb. Works best when gently simmered or powdered & consumed, as the actives are heat sensitive.

Summary
Gou teng is one of the most effective calming & healing herbs, relaxing both the body & mind, protecting against oxidative stress, strengthening the immune system, & providing some of the same catechin anti-oxidants as found in green tea. Chinese Cat's claw is very effective at reducing body aches & pain, while the Peruvian variety is more suited for strengthening the immune system.

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
The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For education and research purposes only. Customers must be over 18 years of age to purchase anything from this site. Please research all items before using.

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