Cat's Claw Concentrate - Una de Gato

(Uncaria Tomentosa)

The anti-inflammatory qualities of Cat's Claw have been found to be useful in the treatment of arthritis.

Cat's Claw is useful for tumors, Crohn's disease, gastric ulcers, parasites, colitis, gastritis, diverticulitis and leaky bowel syndrome. By stimulating the immune system, it can also improve response to viral and respiratory infections.

Cat's Claw has been used for thousands of years in Peru. Primarily, Cat's Claw is used for its anti-inflammatory properties and its use as a treatment for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. But it also has been used to treat gastric ulcers and gastritis. Other studies suggest it acts as an antioxidant, an antiviral and an immune system stimulant.

Cat's Claw has been studied in cancer patients to counteract the effects of chemotherapy, and in HIV patients who undergo antiviral therapy. Preliminary research has also found it plays a role in DNA repair, and it may increase the effectiveness of the pneumonia vaccine.

Several studies show Cat's Claw's effectiveness as a pain reliever, particularly for osteoarthritis and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis. It works by switching off genes that are involved in inflammation.

Research also suggests cat's claw can safely increase vitality in HIV patients. Two studies of Cat's Claw as a topical preparation for herpes simplex and varicella-zoster lesions showed improvement and no adverse effects.

Cat's Claw is a tropical vine that grows in the Amazon rainforest and jungle areas of South America. This vine gets its name from the small thorns at the base of the leaves, which looks like a cat's claw. These claws enable the vine to attach itself around trees climbing to a heights up to 100 feet.

The plant is considered a valuable medicinal resource and is protected in Peru. Although scientific research has just recently begun to explore cat's claw, many cultures native to the South American rain forest areas have used this herb for hundreds of years.

Studies show it can boost the body's immune system. With recent fear of HIV, studies on Cat's Claw have started to move quickly.

The active substances in Cat's Claw are alkaloids, tannins and several other phytochemicals. Some of the alkaloids have been proven to boost the immune system. The major alkaloid rhynchophylline has anti-hypertensive effects and may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation, reducing heart rate and reducing cholesterol.

Other constituents contribute anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Many treatments combine the herb with different plants and natural products to increase the absorption and bioavailability.

European clinical studies have used the extract from the bark in combination with AZT in the treatment of AIDS. It is also used in the treatment and prevention of arthritis and rheumatism, as well as diabetes, PMS, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, and prostrate conditions.

Common Use:
Extracts are used in treatments for a variety of conditions, mostly gastrointestinal. Immuno-stimulant properties help the body fight off infections and protect against degenerative diseases.

The healing power of Cat's Claw has had generations of time tested use. It is a woody vine that grows up into the trees, the bark is used. The Indians used it for strengthening the immune system with much success.

Una De Gato seems to be an all around immuno- builder. It boosts the white blood cells and benefits the intestinal tract. A helper for treating Ulcers, Diverticulitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel and Crohn's Disease. However, it would be important to add lots of Slippery Elm powder each day for a quicker benefit. Candida (yeast build up) is helped with Una De Gato. Una De Gato seems to have very good anti-viral properties. It has shown good results for Chronic Fatigue and Epstein Barr Virus. It is best to start with 2 capsules a day and increase each 5 days up to 6 to 9 capsules each day, divided in equal doses with meals.

89-9 Cat's Claw 500mg 60 capsules $19.95

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