Uncaria

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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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"Una de gato", al efecto de la luz en ecosistemas boscosos primarios intervenidos dentro del bosque nacional Alexander Von Humboldt, Pucallpa, Peru.
Un grupo importante de esta diversidad son las plantas medicinales y en la Amazonia peruana como una de las mas importantes esta Uncaria tomentosa (Willd) DC, llamada comunmente "una de gato".