uña de gato


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uña de gato

/uña de ga·to/ (oo´nyah da gah´to) [Sp.] cat's claw.

una de gato (ōōˑ·ny dā·gäˑ·tō),

n Latin name:
Uncaria tomentosa; part used: root bark; uses: inflammation, rheumatism, gastric ulcers, tumors, dysentery, and birth control. Also popular in South American folk medicine for gastric ulcers, arthritis, and wound healing; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, autoimmune diseases, and tuberculosis. Also known as
cat's claw.