Cat's Claw is a tropical vine that grows in the rainforest in South America. Since small thorns (like cat's claw) are present at the base of its leaves, it gets the name accordingly. This plant is a valuable medicinal resource therefore they are protected in Peru.
South American have long history of consuming cat's claw. Scientific studies show it can boost our immune system by strengthening the white blood cells. It contains some active substances such as alkaloids, and phytochemicals. Researches discovered that some alkaloids could boost our immune systems. The major alkaloid rhynchophylline has anti-hypertensive effects and may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation, and controlling cholesterol. By stimulating the immune system, it could help the body avoid viral infections such as the common cold or flu.
As a result of its beneficial properties, Cat’s Claw has become very popular, particularly in the USA.
Our cat's claw powder is Uncaria Tomentosa specie.