Solaray Cat's Claw 500 mg.
Solaray Cat's Claw is also known as Una de Gato. Cat's C;awand is named for the sharp, curved thorns found on its stem. Solaray Cat's Claw only uses the inner bark portion of the vine. Cat’s claw grows in the rain forests of the Andes Mountains in South America, particularly in Peru. The two species of the plant used most commonly are U. tomentosa, which makes up most of the cat’s claw imported to the U.S., and U. guianensis, which is more widely used in Europe. In South America, both species are used interchangeably. The root bark is used as medicine.
Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies)
Cat’s claw has been reportedly used by indigenous peoples in the Andes to treat inflammation, rheumatism, gastric ulcers, tumors, dysentery, and as birth control. Cat’s claw is popular in South American folk medicine for treating intestinal complaints, gastric ulcers, arthritis, and to promote wound healing.
According to test tube studies, oxyindole alkaloids in cat’s claw stimulate immune function. Alkaloids and glycosides in cat’s claw have also demonstrated anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Although clinical trials are lacking, cat’s claw has become very popular in North America and is sometimes recommended for people with cancer or HIV infection. A cigarette smoker who took a freeze-dried extract of cat’s claw root bark for one month showed a sharp decrease in one urinary cancer marker. This finding, however, does little to support the use of the herb in persons with cancer and points toward the need for actual clinical studies to determine its effectiveness. Cat’s claw has been used traditionally for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Double-blind trials have confirmed the effectiveness of cat's claw for each of these conditions.
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