Latin Name : Uncaria Tomentosa
Cat’s claw is often referred to as “miracle herb from the rain forest of Peru”. Properties attributed to cat’s claw include anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory.
– The anti-inflammatory effects of cat’s claw are beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis and gout.
– Its antioxidant properties help in the protection of cells from damage caused by free radicals. Some of the glycosides present in the herb may also add protection from pain.
– Unique alkaloids in cat’s claw seem to enhance the immune system in a general way. These alkaloids have a pronounced effect on the ability of white blood cells to engulf and digest harmful micro-organisms and foreign matter.
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