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Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa)

Cat's claw


antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, rheumatoid, pain-relieving, cancer-healing, tumor-inhibiting, anti-inflammatory

Areas of application:

in cancer, regulates the immune system, strengthens the immune system, counteracts deposits on the blood vessel walls, blocked arteries, high blood pressure, stomach and intestinal ulcers, rheumatism, AIDS, diarrhea, gastritis, wounds, hemorrhoids, viral infections, joint inflammation, arthritis, arthrosis, gout, Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, colitis, gastrointestinal problems, (autoimmune diseases - under research), wounds, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, herpes, Epstein-Barr, hepatitis B and C, HPV, HIV, dengue fever, other viral diseases, chronic Fatigue, free radicals, mycotoxin exposure, regulates menstrual cycle, bloating, cramps, mood swings, detoxification

Plant parts used:

Root and bark

Collection time:


To find:

Not possible because it is a plant of the South and Central American jungle.


Several alkaloids, glycosides, triterpenes, flavonoids, tannin, rynchophylline


☕ Tea: Add 2 teaspoons of Cats Claw to 1 liter of cold water. Bring to the boil and then simmer over a low heat for 15 minutes. Strain and drink the amount throughout the day.

Cat's claw is a tropical, woody climbing plant whose sickle-shaped, curved spines give it its name. The plant grows up to 30 meters long and climbs everything in its path. The light green, elongated leaves grow in opposite pairs. They have a smooth edge that can be rounded or tapered. The flowers are yellow, trumpet-shaped and have five petals. The spines are hack-shaped and curled like a cat's claw.

🛑 Una de Gato is contraindicated during pregnancy, breastfeeding, children under 12 years of age and if you want to become pregnant. You should also not take this plant if you have an autoimmune disease, as it can trigger an attack. It should also be avoided when taking antacids and the doctor should be consulted when taking other treatments as it may interact with drugs such as fexofenadine, which are used for allergic rhinitis. A doctor should also be consulted if taking blood thinners or other prescription medications, as interactions may occur. High doses can also cause gastrointestinal problems, so it is necessary to follow the herbalist's instructions. Possible side effects can include nausea, diarrhea and dizziness.

About 30 years ago, European and American scientists became aware of the rare creeper. The shamans use it to cure cancer.

Cat's claw

About 30 years ago, European and American scientists became aware of the rare creeper. The shamans use it to cure cancer.

The cat's claw is a liana with 10 to 20 centimeter thick shoots made of light red wood, which grows up on mighty jungle giants at the edge of water.

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