is a vine that grows very rapidly in the Peruvian Amazon and has been used in traditional medicine to alleviate inflammation.
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.
Pero and colleagues (4) while working at Lund University in Southern Sweden were the first to identify quinic acid analogs as the primary bioactive component of hot water extracts of Cat's Claw
was first popularized by the German natural scientist Arturo Brell, who in 1926 migrated from Munich to Pozuzo, a small town founded by German colonists in the Peruvian rainforest.
Maca, or Lepidium meyennii, only grows over 3,500 meters above sea level in Peru and Bolivia, while bark from Amazonian vine cat's claw
, or Uncaria tomentosa, could soon be available as natural remedies in U.
The majority of these products are not very common (aleo vera, luzerne, cat's claw
, devil's claw, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, guarana, kava kava, cabbage palm, silymarin and curcuma).
The acrid smoke of Peruvian Cat's Claw
and achiote leaves might drive away one evil spirit, while a good floor scrub might deter another.
FDA does not have information about the safety or purported benefits of the following substances, which consumers frequently have questions about: blue-green algae, chromium picolinate, colloidal minerals, pycnogenol, creatine, HMB (beta-hydroxymethylbutyrate), cat's claw
, echinacea, goldenseal and pyruvate.
And the alternative and complementary section has an overview, Chinese acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, Native American traditional healing, cat's claw
, DHEA, DNCB, echinacea, essiac, hypericin (St.
The ingestion of cat's claw
was felt to have induced an "acute interstitial nephritis," which improved with discontinuation of the herbal remedy (Hilepo et al.
The software includes a module called Cat's Claw
which has been specifically designed to monitor and protect the system against macro viruses.