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(ung?kar'e-a) [L. uncus, hook]
A genus of tropical Asian woody vines.

Uncaria guianensis

Uncaria tomentosa.

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
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Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of cat's claw (Un caria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis) are independent of their alkaloid content, Phytomedicine.
Uncaria tomentosa Exerts Extensive Anti-Neoplastic Effects against the Walker-256 Tumour by Modulating Oxidative Stress and Not by Alkaloid Activity.
Gulewicz, "Antiproliferative activity of various Uncaria tomentosa preparations on HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells," Pharmacological Reports, vol.
Hose began planting gutta rian trees around Poak utilizing land impoverished from growing Uncaria Gambir that provided fertiliser for Piper Nigrum (pepper vines) trees (Martine 1946: 39).
Un grupo importante de esta diversidad son las plantas medicinales y en la Amazonia peruana como una de las mas importantes esta Uncaria tomentosa (Willd) DC, llamada comunmente "una de gato".
Herb Total Hypericum perforatum 1:2 non-alcoholic 40mL Glycyrrhiza glabra 1:1 non-alcoholic 40mL Uncaria tormentosa 1:1 20mL TOTAL 100mL
Resins from Uncaria gambier and Acacia catechu tannins were prepared by copolymerization with phenol and formaldehyde at 100[degrees]C.
Anti-inflammatory activity of two different extracts of Uncaria tomentosa (Rubiaceae).
Anticonvulsive and free radical scavenging actions of two herbs, Uncaria rhynchophylla (MIQ) Jack and Gastrodia elata BL, in kainic acid-treated rats.
son de procedencia andina, el 9% costero y especies amazonicas (8%), de esta ultima las especies con mayor demanda son: Uncaria tomentosa "una de gato", Phyllanthus niruri "chanca piedra", C.