Cat's Claw

Cat’s Claw Supplements: Information

Cat’s claw, or Uncaria tormentosa, is a vine grown in Central and South America. It gets its name from thorns that resemble cat’s claws. Cat’s claw bas been used by indigenous peoples of South and Central America as a medicinal plant for two thousand years or more. It has a wide-range of applications.

Health Benefits of Cat’s Claw

Research has identified compounds in Cats Claw that appear to act as anti-inflammatory,1 and possibly anticancer agents.2 A 2005 analysis Cat's Claw research supports its effectiveness against inflammation, viral infections and vascular conditions, and also for use as an immunostimulant and antibacterial agent.3

Using Cat’s Claw Supplements

Use Cat’s Claw products only as directed. Check with your doctor before using Cat’s Claw with medications or as a treatment for any disease condition.

1. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2007 Feb;13(1):25-8. Epub 2006 Dec 13.
2. Food Chem Toxicol. 2007 Nov;45(11):2206-18. Epub 2007 Jun 7.
3. Phytomedicine. 2004 Feb;11(2-3):213-23.