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

Uncaria tomentosa,

n See cat's claw.
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Table 4: Examples of Herbal Extracts with Antimicrobial and Antitumor Effects Andrographolides (Andrographis paniculata) Oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol (Olive Leaf Extract and oil) Berberine alkaloids (Hydrastis canadensis, Berberis aquifolium, Coptis chinensis, Berberis vulgaris, Berberis aristata) Artesunate (artemisinin) Uncaria tomentosa extract
Similar inhibition was observed also for alkaloid compounds of Uncaria tomentosa (Winkler et al.
Antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects of Uncaria tomentosa in human medullary thyroid carcinoma cells.
The literature review shows that for over 50 years scientists have been investigating the medicinal properties of Uncaria tomentosa.
Induction of apoptosis and clonogenic growth of human leukemic cell lines treated with aqueous extracts of Uncaria tomentosa.
Mother of Pearl anti-scar cream consists of powdered mother of pearl, which contains nine amino acids as well as uncaria tomentosa, a South American healing herb.
In Peru, Cat's Claw, or Uncaria tomentosa, is a popular folk medicine related to cinnamon bark.
Researchers at the Experimental Biology 99 meeting today report PTI-00703(TM), a natural plant derivative from the Amazon rain forest woody vine Uncaria tomentosa (Cat's Claw), in rats inhibits the deposition of beta-amyloid protein deposits associated with Alzheimer's disease.
This study assessed the effectiveness of Uncaria tomentosa (Ut) in reducing the adverse effects of chemotherapy through a randomized clinical trial.
Selected examples include Tripterygium wilfordii (thunder God vine), Camellia sinensis (green tea), Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw), and Zingiber officinale (ginger).
Uncaria tomentosa enables the stimulation of the immune system, increasing resistance to diseases when the body is immuno-suppressed due to stress, malnutrition, or due to the effect of some medication.