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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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A review on indole alkaloids isolated from Uncaria rhynchophylla and their pharmacological studies.
Polyphenolic Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Aqueous and Ethanolic Extracts from Uncaria tomentosa Bark and Leaves.
Zeng, "Antidepressant effect of total alkaloids from Uncaria in chronic restraint stress mice," Journal of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, vol.
These drugs are obtained from the espinheira-santa (Maytenus officinalis), guaco (Mikania glomerata), artichoke (Cynara scolymus), sacred shell (Rhamnus purshiana), aroeira (Schinus terebenthifolius), devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), soy isoflavone (Glycine max) and cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa).
Tambien existen coincidencia con los generos Gossypium (algodon), Uncaria (una de gato) y Cecropia (cetico) pero difieren en su uso tradicional.
Kassim, "The corrosion inhibition and adsorption behavior of Uncaria gambir extract on mild steel in 1 M HCl," Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol.