Uncaria tomentosa(redirected from Vilcacora)
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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
n See cat's claw.