Ingredients & DescriptionCat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a woody vine that grows in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest. Indigenous people have utilized this renowned plant for hundreds of years. Planetary Herbals Cat's Claw uses only the inner bark of the above ground vine, which preserves the root for future growth.
Suggested use: 1 tablet three times daily between meals.
Amount %DV Total Carbohydrates 1 g <2% Calcium 30 mg 4% Cat's Claw Inner Bark 750 mg †
Other Ingredients: acacia gum, dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, modified cellulose gum, magnesium stearate.
Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Not for long-term use.
Planetary Herbals offers the best of classic herbal traditions, from Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbalism to the experience of Western herbal practitioners. Utilizing the knowledge of more than 30 years clinical experience, professional herbalists such as Michael Tierra, Lesley Tierra, Jill Stansbury, and Alan Tillotson, Planetary Herbals is committed to ensuring that our time-tested herbal traditions continue to evolve, grow, and flourish.
From an article by Chris Kilham, The Medicine Hunter :
"Una de Gato is described by Dr. James Duke in his Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary as a plant used widely in Peru for anti-inflammatory, contraceptive and cytostatic (retards tumor cells) purposes. In popular literature, Una de gato is additionally touted as an immune stimulant. And though a certain amount of marketing hype has exaggerated the known benefits of this plant, a number of studies do in fact suggest that Una de Gato may be beneficial for anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing purposes, and that constituents in the vine may help to inhibit tumor cell formation.
Una de gato first came to the attention of the European scientific community in the early 1970’s when Austrian Klaus Keplinger heard of a remarkable cancer cure attributed to the use of the plant. Since that time, researchers have plumbed Una de Gato’s chemical secrets, in search of what might account for its purported healing benefits. Analysis shows that Uncaria tomentosa contains at least five alkaloids, and two other important groups of compounds, quinovic acid glycosides and triterpenoid saponins. In addition, the plant contains antioxidant polyphenols. "
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