Cat's Claw is used in Herbal Medicine to help promote joint comfort and to support the immune system
Cat’s claw is a medicinal plant from the Amazon River basin that has been used for the treatment of chronic inflammation, including arthritis, by indigenous cultures for centuries. In the Western world Uncaria tomentosa is better known than Uncaria guianensis, but both species share the same traditional ethnomedical applications. In a prospective, multicenter, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel trial of 4-week duration, forty-five patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were recruited. Patients were randomly assigned to two groups. One group received placebo and the other group received 100 mg of freeze-dried cat’s claw (1 capsule of 100 mg daily). Pain associated with activity, medical and patient assessment scores were all significantly reduced with benefits occurring within the first week of therapy. Cat’s claw was an effective treatment for osteoarthritis. The anti-inflammatory properties may result from the ability to inhibit TNF-? and to lesser extent PGE2 production.
Ingredients: each 15 drops (0.75 ml) contains: Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) Vine Bark Extract (1:4) - 0.75 ml - 187.5 mg Dried Equivalent
Other ingredients: Purified water, ethanol (grain)
Guaranteed to contain no added starch, soy, sodium, sugar, artificial coloring or flavoring, dairy or animal products. Ideal for vegans
Dosage: Adults: Take 15 drops two to three times daily, 30 minutes before meals, or as recommended by your health care practitioner. Risk Information: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you are planning to become pregnant, do not use.