Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is from the skin of a tree which grows in South and Central America. This is not an herb in the true sense, but it is known to have some health benefits. Cat's Claw has been used to treat digestive issues and is known as a remedy for arthritis. It has been used as a traditional medicine in the Andes to treat inflammation, gastric ulcers, rheumatism, dysentery, intestinal complaints and wounds.
A recent study showed that Cat’s Claw significantly elevated the infection fighting white blood cell count in adult men who supplemented with this herb for 6 months. Researchers also noted a repair in DNA – both single and double strand breaks. Its effect on the immune system appears to be two fold, with the ability to both boost and dampen immune response, depending on what is needed.
Properties: Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, and antioxidant.
Precautions: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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