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cat's claw

an herb that belongs to the madder family, found in South America and Southeast Asia.
uses It is used for cancer, herpes, arthritis, gastritis, gout, wounds, and gastric ulcers. There may be short-term benefits when used for osteoarthritis, but effectiveness for other indications has not been proven.
contraindications It is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation and in children younger than 3 years of age until more research is available. It also should not be used in people with muscular sclerosis, tuberculosis, or hemophilia or in those who have had organ transplants.

cat's claw

(kats klaw)
Herbal prepared from fibers of Uncaria tomentosa and other Uncaria spp. Value suggested as therapy for inflammatory diseases and gastrointestinal disorders; South American folk medicine uses it as a contraceptive.
Synonym(s): samento.

cat's claw

[Translation of Sp. uña de gato or Portuguese unha de gato] Uncaria tomentosa.

cat's claw,

n Latin names:
Uncaria tomentosa, Uncaria guianensis; parts used: leaves, roots, bark from stems; uses: antiinflammatory, contraceptive, immune system stimulant, colon disease, arthritis, irritable bowel disease, Crohn's disease; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, patients with MS, AIDS, tuberculosis, hemophilia, and organ transplant recipients. Also called
life-giving vine of Peru, samento, or
una de gato.

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In this experiment, a significant decrease in the number of thrombocytes was found in the group receiving cat's claw (Bednarek et al.
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It has also been shown that cat's claw induces human endothelial cells to release a lymphocyte-proliferation-regulating factor (Wurm et al.
Peruvian natives have used a tea made from Cat's Claw for hundreds of years.
Cat's claw has also been evaluated for use in knee osteoarthritis.
In Peru, Cat's Claw, or Uncaria tomentosa, is a popular folk medicine related to cinnamon bark.
Uncaria tomentosa another ingredient present in ImmuneRich, also known as Cat's Claw contains oxindole alkaloids that have immune function enhancement properties.
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