was also found to protect the integrity of normal cells' DNA.
There is little conclusive evidence of benefit from other herbs commonly used for symptoms of osteoarthritis, such as cat's claw
, ginger, nettle, turmeric, and willow bark.
Chemical studies have revealed the presence of alkaloids, quinovic acid, glycosides, polyhydroxylated triterpenes, flavonoids and catechins in cat's claw
, with some compounds showing a potentiation of phagocytosis by white blood cells.
Recently, cat's claw
has become more popular and increasingly distributed all over the world as an immunomodulatory, anticancer and anti-inflammatory herbal remedy (De Jong et al.
However, the highest concentrations of quinic acid exist naturally as quinic acid esters such as carboxy alkyl esters (8-20%) in Cat's claw
(Uncaria tomentosa) and as chlorogenic acid such as in coffee, blueberries, grapes, apples, and cereals (3,4).
Whether it's cat's claw
, horse chestnut or thunder god vine (above) - yes, indeed, those are all forms of nutritional supplements - you can find out what they're supposed to be good for, how to use them, what the science says, side effects and warnings on a Web site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Three years ago, I wrote about an herbal extract called AC-11 made from Cat's Claw
is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas of South and Central America.
The products contain ingredients such as bloodroot, shark cartilage, coral calcium, cesium, ellagic acid, Cat's Claw
, an herbal tea called Essiac, and mushroom varieties such as Agaricus Blazeii, Shitake, Maitake, and Reishi.
Native to Central and South America, cat's claw
has been used for hundreds of years in traditional folk medicine to treat a variety of health complaints.
It now is launching natural products based on native plants known as maca and cat's claw
after investing in industrial-scale production facilities.
It's okay if I'm careful, I don't end up on the floor, But now it's got a puncture, Because of the cat's claw