cat's claw


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cat's claw

An herb with medicinal properties commonly found in South America and Asia. A: "I'm really not feeling well today." B: "Let me make you a remedy with cat's claw and some other herbs."
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There are two prevalent species of cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis), and they are used interchangeably in traditional medicine in South America for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Both groups of alkaloids may act antagonistically and the selection of proper cat's claw material seems to be pivotal for a successful therapeutic approach (Keplinger et al.
Comparison of a broad spectrum anti-aging nutritional supplement with and without the addition of a DNA repair enhancing cat's claw extract.
The two known species of cat's claw are Uncaria guianensis, used traditionally for wound healing, and Uncaria tomentosa, which has numerous medicinal uses and is most commonly found in supplements.
Cat's claw, an anti-inflammatory that is also good for the immune system, is harvested from the Amazon jungle in Alto Beni north of La Paz.
The ingestion of cat's claw for the treatment of arthritis-type symptoms may cause
Native tribes boil the inner bark and root to make tea and regard cat's claw as a sacred medicinal plant.
Researchers at Louisiana State University said the extract known as cat's claw was effective in repelling free-radicals - destructive molecules that damage cells and can lead to the development of arthritis.
Recently, there was a small, randomized controlled trial (RCT) on the effects of cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa) on the immune system of women with stage II invasive breast cancer who were undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy.
Rhamnose is a sugar that is found in a flowering plant called uncaria or cat's claw, which mostly grows in Asia.
They include the vitamin C-rich camu-camu, weight loss-assisting Cha De Bugre, anti-inflammatory cat's claw, potent maca root, nature's super band aid, Sangre de drago, and saponinrich yucca.
New Delhi, December 3 (ANI): A plant from the Amazon region called the cat's claw has been found to be effective in combating dengue.
A cafe owner told her about Una de Gato, or Cat's Claw, a plant said to have anti-inflammatory benefits in treating everything from kidney and liver disease to cancer.
Cat's claw has been shown to contain many different chemical constituents, including quinovic acid glycosides, sterols, tannins, procyanidins, flavonoids, polyhydroxylated triterpenes and at least 17 different alkaloids (Aquino et al.
The patented extract that works wonders beyond anything that Cat's Claw itself can do is called AC-11.