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Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) inner bark powder is traditionally used to reduce inflammation, as well as to boost the immune system.* It is commonly used in Buhner's Protocol, as a herbal remedy for Lyme disease.*
Wildcrafted Uncaria tomentosa inner bark powder.
Uncaria tomentosa, also known as uña de gato in Spanish, has aptly received its name due to its sharp, curved thorns. Cat’s Claw originates from the Amazon forests in South and Central America, where its vines can be seen climbing up to heights 100 feet tall--its “claws” grasping onto the surrounding trees.
Cat's Claw has many claims to its ability as an anti-inflammatory*. It contains compounds that make it extremely useful in reducing swelling, especially in cases of arthritis and joint pain.* Cat's Claw is one of the primary herbs recommended in Stephen Buhner's Core Protocol for Lyme Disease. Other traditional uses for Cat’s Claw range from stimulating the immune system, aiding in digestion, and fighting viral infections.* The bark powder is most commonly used for encapsulation.
For Cat's Claw Tea: Simmer 1 or 2 teaspoonful of the inner bark in 1 cup water for 10 minutes. Drink 3 x daily.
For Capsules: 2 caps, 2-3 x daily.
For Tincture: take 1 teaspoon, 3 x daily.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.