Uncaria tomentosa

(redirected from Cats claw)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

Uncaria tomentosa

A species used medicinally for its extracts, which include alkaloids used as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis and also for their effects on thinking, concentration, and sedation. It has also been promoted as a treatment for AIDS but without scientific validation.
Synonym: cat's clawUncaria guianensis
See also: Uncaria

Uncaria tomentosa,

n See cat's claw.
References in periodicals archive ?
Murad's BodyCare line includes the Firm & Tone Serum, clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of cellulite by up to 69%, featuring Horse Chestnut Tree Extract which stimulates blood flow to restore skin firmness and smoothness, Cats Claw to reduce the appearance of dimpled skin associated with cellulite, and Cayenne Pepper to invigorate circulation within the skin.
At the present time, AZNT has 125 Phytogenic(TM) products which are 100% natural including Cats Claw, Pau D'Arco and Guarana.
With a collection of fragrant roses and orange trees, purple orchid trees and 50-year-old cats claws dripping from the veranda, the inn is a cool oasis even in summer.