una de gato

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cats claw

cats claw

A rainforest wonder plant with all kinds of uses. It contains an alkaloid that that helps white blood cells eat bad stuff. It helps repair DNA, cleanse the intestinal tract and heal all kinds of intestinal and digestive disorders such as ulcers, crohns disease, diverticulitis, leaky bowel syndrome and colitis. It improves circulation by lowering blood pressure. Rich in antioxidant polyphenols and several plant steroids like beta-sitosterol. Effective for cardiovascular heart health and hormone imbalances like prostate swelling and PMS. It's also good for rheumatism, cancer, allergies, candida, genital herpes, herpes zoster, HIV, bladder infections and environmental poisoning. A great all-purpose herb to have around.
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It is popularly known as una de gato, una de gavilan, gabarato colorado, gabarato casha (ARELLANO, 1994), unganangui (RUTTER, 1990), tambor huasca, ancayacu (GENTRY, 1993), Paraguayo, and ancajsillo (VILCHES, 1997).
A cafe owner told her about Una de Gato, or Cat's Claw, a plant said to have anti-inflammatory benefits in treating everything from kidney and liver disease to cancer.
(Rubiaceae) is a Peruvian thorny liana, which is commonly known as "una de gato" or "cat's claw".