Cat’s Claw is made from the inner bark of the woody vine Uncaria tomentosa from the Amazon rainforest. It has been used by Peruvian tribes for at least 2000 years to treat a wide variety of ailments
including many inflammatory conditions, infections, ulcers, and certain cancers.
Recent scientific studies of Cat’s Claw have confirmed its usefulness in all of these areas. It is now employed as an immune
stimulator, and as a treatment for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and ulcers. In clinical trials it has shown benefit
in reducing symptoms of osteo- and rheumatoic arthritis. Other studies suggest an ability to suppress breast cancer proliferation,
protect DNA from chemical-induced damage, and to increase longevity of immune cells.
Cat’s Claw also contains alkaloids with properties that suggest its use for cardiovascular conditions, for prevention of blood
clots and strokes, for slowing the heart rate and for lowering blood cholesterol.