Contains: Cat’s Claw (Unicaria tomentosa – inner bark), Organic cane alcohol and Love.
Cat’s Claw, also known as Una de gato, is mostly taken today to boost immune function, as an all-over tonic and preventative to stay healthy, for arthritis and inflammation, for bowel and colon problems, and as a complementary therapy for cancer. Cat’s Claw vine contains all the natural chemicals that nature provides in the proper ratio without chemical intervention.
The Asháninka Indian tribe in central Peru has the longest recorded history of use of the plant. Indigenous tribes in Piura use Cat’s claw to treat tumors, inflammations, rheumatism, and gastric ulcers. Other Peruvian indigenous tribes use cat’s claw to treat diabetes, urinary tract cancer in women and inflammation as well as for internal cleansing.
Cat’s claw has been used in Peru and Europe since the early 1990’s as an adjunctive treatment for cancer and AIDS as well as for other diseases that target the immune system.
In herbal medicine today, Cat’s claw is employed around the world for many different conditions, including immune disorders, gastritis, ulcers, cancer, arthritis, chronic inflammation of all kinds, and such viral diseases as herpes zoster (shingles).
Dr. Brent Davis, D.C. has written several articles on Cat’s claw and refers to it as the “opener of the way” for its ability to cleanse the entire intestinal tract and its effectiveness in treating stomach and bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease, leaky bowel syndrome, ulcers, gastritis, diverticulitis, and other inflammatory conditions of the bowel, stomach, and intestines.
Cat’s claw has been clinically documented with immunostimulant effects and is contraindicated before or following any organ or bone marrow transplant or skin graft.
Cat’s claw has chemicals that can reduce platelet aggregation and thin the blood. Check with your doctor first if you are taking Coumadin or other blood-thinning drugs and discontinue use one week to ten days prior to any major surgical procedure.
Not suggested during pregnancy.