Description: Alcoholic extract of Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa),1:1
Recommended dose: 1-2 ml (20-40 drops) in a little water three times a day before meals.
Traditional Use: Cat's claw is a Peruvian vine with long history of use as a general health tonic in traditional medicine. Using cat’s claw for health dates back to the Inca civilization. Its historical uses have included for contraception, inflammation, cancer, and viral infections, and to stimulate the immune system (https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/cats-claw)
A small study in 27 men found that consuming 700 mg of cat's claw extract for 2 months increased their number of white blood cells, which are involved in combating infections (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11515716/)
Cat's claw has anti-inflammatory effect in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and related conditions. In another study in 45 people with osteoarthritis in the knee, taking 100 mg of cat’s claw extract for 4 weeks resulted in reduced pain during physical activity. No side effects were reported (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11603848/)
A study in 40 people with rheumatoid arthritis determined that 60 mg of cat’s claw extract per day alongside regular medication resulted in a 29% reduction in the number of painful joints compared to a control group (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11950006/).
Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should avoid using cat’s claw because of its past use for preventing and aborting pregnancy.
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