Uncaria tomentosa

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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
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The Cats clawed their way back to 20-16 with second-half touchdowns from Steve Snitch and Matt Blaymire.
The Black Cats clawed themselves level and ended up winning on penalties, but Keane was unhappy at co mments directed at him by a minority of fans.
The Black Cats clawed their way back into the game in the second half thanks to Roy O'Donovan's goal plus efforts from Daryl Murphy and Ryan Noble.
The best advice I can give you is to keep your cats claws trimmed, as you are now doing, or consider asking your veterinarian about applying plastic nail covers to minimize any damage the claws may be creating.
But the Black Cats clawed their way back after Neil Cox blasted home the spot-kick.
Kevin Phillips rediscovered his scoring form for Sunderland with both second-half goals as the Black Cats clawed their way back to a 2-2 draw at West Brom.