cat's claw

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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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Physician and medical researcher Wil liam Lee Cowden uses samento to treat patients diagnosed with lyme disease and has re.
So the first few weeks of a typical Lyme disease protocol might involve patients taking Diflucan and/or Nystatin, along with smilax and transfer factor the first week, adding teasel to the protocol the second week, and then adding samento or guaiacum, or my herbal Lyme formula, the third week.
In this study, two herbal extracts, Samento and Banderol, as well as doxycycline (one of the primary antibiotics for Lyme disease treatment) were tested for their in vitro effectiveness on several of the different morphological forms of B.
The two herbal agents from the Cowden Condensed Support Program selected for this study are Samento (a pentacyclic chemotype of Cat's Claw [Uncaria tomentosa] that does not contain tetracyclic oxindole alkaloids), with reported antibacterial and antiviral properties, and Banderol (Otoba sp.
Samento and Banderol were obtained from Nutramedix LLC (Jupiter, Florida).
burgdorferi B31 strain to Samento and Banderol extracts for 96 hours, then direct cell counting and darkfield morphological evaluation methods were used to measure the effects of the antimicrobial agents.
In these experiments, we also compared the effect of Samento and Banderol with doxycycline, the most common antibiotic treatment agent for Lyme disease treatment in a 96-hour treatment period.
In the presence of Samento extract (1:300), the colonies were significantly smaller and less organized (Figure 2B), but they did stain with green dye, indicating that live cells remained.
Herbs such as Samento and Guaiacum have antispirochete activity.
I was particularly interested in the herb Samento, which is a purified form of cat's claw.
Some patients have profound responses with just one drop of Samento.