Uncaria guianensis

Uncaria

(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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Martius 97 Una de gato Uncaria guianensis (Aublet) Gmelin 98 Uvilla * Pourouma cecropiifolia Mart.
(14.) Sandoval et al., Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of cat's claw (Un caria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis) are independent of their alkaloid content, Phytomedicine.
Two decades later, this nomenclature was changed to Uncaria guianensis, which remains unchanged so far (VILCHES, 1997).
El objetivo principal de este trabajo fue estudiar condiciones del habitat natural de la especie, evaluando para ello un factor ambiental en especial, la iluminacion y, como influye en el desarrollo de la regeneracion natural de la Uncaria guianensis (Aubl.) J.F.
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis) are independent of their alkaloid content.
Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis (cat's claw) is a vine from the basin of the Amazon River.
The two known species of cat's claw are Uncaria guianensis, used traditionally for wound healing, and Uncaria tomentosa, which has numerous medicinal uses and is most commonly found in supplements.
Uncaria tomentosa, Uncaria guianensis: Cat's claw has been safely and successfully used in the treatment of osteoarthritis (151) and rheumatoid arthritis.
* Ruda Smilacaceae Smilax poeppigii Kunth Zarza parrila Rubiaceae Uncaria guianensis Una de gato (Aubl.) J.F.