Cat’s Claw has grown quite popular in the natural products industry and is mostly taken today to boost immune function as an all-over tonic and preventative to stay healthy product. It is used for arthritis and inflammation, for bowel and colon problems, and as a complementary therapy for cancer. Cat’s Claw vine contains all the natural chemicals that nature provides in the proper ration (including immune-stimulating alkaloids, anti-inflammatory glycosides, and antioxidant chemicals), without chemical intervention.
Main Actions: Stimulates immune system, reduces inflammation, protects cells, fights free radicals, tones, balances and cleanses bowels.
The Ashaninka Indian tribe uses Cat’s Claw to treat asthma, inflammations of the urinary tract arthritis, rheumatism, and bone pain; to recover from childbirth, as a kidney cleanser; to cure deep wounds and to control inflammation and gastric ulcers.
Cat’s claw has been used in Peru and Europe as an adjunctive treatment for AIDS as well as for other diseases that target the immune system. In herbal medicine today, Cat’s Claw is thought to help immune disorders gastritis, ulcers, cancer, arthritis, rheumatism, rheumatic disorders, nerualgias, chronic inflammation of all kinds, and such viral diseases as herpes zoster (shingles). Cat’s Claw is referred to as the “opener of the way” for its ability to cleanse the entire intestinal tract and its effectiveness in treating stomach and bowel disorders (such as Crohn’s disease, leaky bowel syndrome, ulcers, gastritis, diverticulitis, and other inflammatory conditions of the bowel stomach, and intestines. It help reduce blood clots for diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
Another significant focus on Cat’s Claw is it’s anti-inflammatory properties. The results validate indigenous use for arthritis and rheumatism.
NOTICE: Cat’s Claw has been clinically documented with immunostimulant effects and is not be used before or following any organ or bone marrow transplant or skin graft.
Also, Cat’s claw has properties that can reduce platelet aggregation and thin the blood. Check with your doctor first if you are taking Coumadin or other blood-thinning drugs and discontinue use one week to ten days prior to any major surgical procedure.
Suggested dosage: 12-15 drops three times daily in pure water or juice before meals.