Product: Cat’s Claw Tincture
Latin Name: Uncaria tomentosa
Plant Family: Rubiaceae
Other Names: Uña de Gato, Vilcacora, Paraguayo, Peruvian Cat’s Claw, Garabato, Garbato Casha, Samento, Griffe du Chat, Liane du Pérou, Life Giving Vine of Peru, Toroñ, Tambor Huasca, Uña Huasca, Uña de Gavilan, Hawk's Claw & Saventaro.
Description: Our Cat’s Claw tincture is an infused alcoholic solution, at a ratio of 1:3 (25% alcohol). This semi-deciduous, woody climber is a native of the Amazonian Rainforests including Peru and Ecuador it has a spread of up to 30 metres, it uses small spines that resemble the claws of a cat to gain purchase for climbing, hence its name. The leaves are bright green and have small wide leaflets that are ovate or lanceolate when mature. The curved, claw like thorns grow at the base of the leaves. The yellow flowers are trumpet shaped and approximately 7-10cm in length.
Interesting Fact: Cat’s Claw is a relatively new herb to the Western world and as such it has no known and proven medicinal uses. It is however currently being studied in a number of European laboratories as a potential treatment for Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and lupus although no concrete conclusions on its use have yet been obtained.
SUGGESTED USECats Claw tincture can be added to lotions, creams and balms for the skin where antiviral and antioxidant properties are required. No other non-medicinal uses are known for this herb.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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