uncaria tomentosa

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Related to uncaria tomentosa: Tylophora indica
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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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Echinacea purpurea and Uncaria tomentosa reduce the prevalence of WSSV in witheleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) cultured under laboratory conditions.
Experimental endometriosis reduction in rats treated with Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw) extract.
[33] have reported that aqueous ethanol extract of Uncaria tomentosa, a plant of the Rubiaceae family, significantly inhibited T lymphocyte proliferation.
Eczema Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiproliferative Phyllanthus Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Col- muellerianus lagen synthesis, Keratinocytes & fibroblasts proliferative Phyllanthus emblica Anti-aging, Anti-inflammatory, Immune-regulatory, Antioxidant, Anti-collagenase, Anti-elastase, Anti- hyaluronidase Emblica officinalis Free-Radical trap, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant Immuno-regulatory Uncaria tomentosa, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Croton lechleri Antioxidant, Wound healing, Antifungal.
Some authors considered that the species Uncaria tomentosa was originated in Peru and Colombia (MAC BRIDE, 1936).
Background: Mitraphylline (MTP) is the major pentacydic oxindolic alkaloid presented in Uncaria tomentosa. It has traditionally been used to treat disorders including arthritis, heart disease, cancer, and other inflammatory diseases.
Very interesting are these known for long-term use as components of herbal mixtures or as the infusions of single plant, such as Geissospermum reticulatum [2-4], Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw) [1, 5], Lepidium meyenii (maca) [1, 6], and Croton lechleri (dragon's blood) [1, 7].