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CAT'S CLAW
Uncaria tomentosa

PROPERTIES/ACTIONS:
Immune stimulant, Antimutagenic, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Antiviral, Diuretic, Vermifuge, Antibacterial

COMMON NAMES:
Cat's Claw, Una de gato, Paraguayo, Hawk's Claw

PHYTOCHEMICALS Include:
Alkaloids, Allopteropodine, Angustine, Anthraquinones, Hirsutine, Isomitraphylline, Isopteropodine, Mitraphylline, Oleanolic-acid, Pteropodine, Sterols, Uncarine, Ursolic-acid, Triterpenes, Glycosides, Polyphenols, Tannins,

Cat's Claw, "The Sacred Herb of the Rainforest" is a woody vine that grows wild in the highlands of the Peruvian Amazon. It has been used for thousands of years by the native Ashanica Indians to help the body's natural defense system.

Reseach on this incredible herb started in the 1970's and continues. Much of this ongoing research indicates that Cat's Claw may be beneficial in the treatment of cancer, arthritis, genital herpes and herpes zoster, allergies, systemic candida, PMS, environmental toxic poisoning, organic depression and the treatment of those infected with the HIV virus.

In 1989 six oxindole alkaloids from the root were isolated and patented by Klaus Keplinger. Four of these alkaloids have been proven to enhance phagocytosis(the ability of the white blood cells and macrophages to attack, engulf and digest harmful micro-organisms, foreign matter and debris).

Other alkaloids and phytochemicals in Cat's Claw have been shown to provide natural support against many viri. When included as a regular part of the diet, they naturally support normal blood pressure and help prevent inflammation as well as act as anti-mutagenic agents.

Use this herb to build your immune system, to fight candida, herpes or any of the known conditions which have successfully been treated with "The Sacred Herb".

HERBAL DEFINITION:
Immuno-stimulant:

The immune system is the body's first line of defense against illness. Innumo-stimulants are herbs which build, strengthen and stimulant the maximum functioning of the immune system.

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DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace the advice of a qualified physician.