introduction
cat's claw grows wild in many countries of central and south america, especially in the amazon rainforest.
common names--cat's claw, uña de gato
latin names--uncaria tomentosa, uncaria guianensis
specification  alkaloids
tradtional use
the inner bark of cat's claw is used to make liquid extracts, capsules, and teas. preparations of cat's claw can also be applied to the skin.
pharmaceutical clinical
1.cat's claw has been used for centuries in south america to prevent and treat disease. 
2.it has been used for a variety of health conditions, including viral infections (such as herpes and hiv), alzheimer's disease, cancer, and arthritis. 
3.cat's claw has been used to support the immune system and promote kidney health, as well as to prevent and abort pregnancy. 
 
 

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