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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Treatment of THP-1 cells with Uncaria tomentosa extracts differentially regulates the expression if lL-lbeta and TNF-alpha.
Viero, "Uncaria tomentosa aqueous-ethanol extract triggers an immunomodulation toward a Th2 cytokine profile," Phytotherapy Research, vol.
In Brazil, as in other countries, the use of and interest in Uncaria tomentosa is greater than those in Uncaria guianensis.
Zloh, "Insights into mechanism of anticancer activity of pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids of Uncaria tomentosa by means of a computational reverse virtual screening and molecular docking approach," Monatsheftefur Chemie, vol.
Antitumoral and antioxidant effects of a hydroalcoholic extract of cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa) in an in vivo carcinosarcoma model.
Effect of Alkaloid-Free and Alkaloid-Rich preparations from Uncaria tomentosa bark on mitotic activity and chromosome morphology evaluated by Allium Test.