Organic Cat's Claw powderIt is a tropical plant found in the jungle and rainforests of South America and Asia. Named (cat's claw) from the small thorns at the base of the leaves, which resemble the claws of the cat. In Peru it is under protection, because they are considered a medicinal plant. Mainly used in diseases of the gastrointestinal system. Stimulating the immune system, helps the body fight infections and protects it against degenerative diseases.
Latin name Uncaria tomentosa. Traditionally used for the treatment of health problems such as arthritis, stomach ulcers, inflammation, dysentery and fever. Can stimulate the immune system and reduce respiratory infections.
It has been proposed as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis because it helps to reduce inflammation. It contains antioxidants wich explains the anti-inflammatory action. It supports the functions of the intestines, kidneys, diuretic system and acts against cholesterol.
It has antihypertensive activity and may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. The Cat's claw studied by western medicine for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Crohn, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, allergies, herpes, gastritis, rheumatism etc.
It should not be used by pregnant or women who breastfeed, people with low blood pressure and those who follow specific therapy for autoimmune diseases.
The dosage ranges from 500mg to 1000mg daily. You can also prepare a tea, by putting the powder in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Consume a small cup of tea three times a day.