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Cat's Claw

Other Names: Cat's Claw, Hawk's Claw, Uncaria Tomentosa
Traditional Usages: Immune System Booster, HIV, Allergies, Alleviates Gastrointestinal System, Hemorroids, Skin Wounds, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Wounds, Menstrual Irregularity, Arthritis, Gout, Gonorrhea, Dysentery, Fevers, Stomach Ache
Resources: Mexico, Central and South America, China, Austria, Asia, Australia
Parts Used: Root Bark, Stem, Thorns
Herbal Research: Cats Claw
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Should only be taken under supervision of a medical or herbalist professional

Cat's Claw - Herbal remedy for HIV/AIDSCat’s Claw is a woody Peruvian vine used by the Ashaninika Indians. It can help reduce the side effects of AZT therapy for HIV and AIDS patients. It stimulates the immune system's response to the virus and syndrome. Cat's Claw is available from nutritional supplement providers as a liquid extract, tea or in capsules. Recommend doses vary from 1,000 - 6,000 milligrams per day or two to four cups of tea.
Health Warning: Women who are pregnant or would like to get pregnant must not take Cat’s Claw.

Cat's Claw - Herbal remedy for Lyme Disease: Cat's Claw comes in capsule form and should be taken on a daily basis to achieve maximum results. It can also be taken as herbal tea.  Pour boiling water into a cup and add a few drops of lemon juice. The acid from the lemon juice will release tannins.  Add 1-2 teaspoons of ground cat’s claw in the cup. If you are using cat's claw bark, add one-two average-sized pieces. Strain and drink three cups daily.

Cat's Claw - Herbal remedy for Urethritis: Take 20 milligrams standardized extract 3 times a day.
Health Warning: Cat's claw can interact with medications, so check with your doctor before using it.

Cat’s Claw - Herbal remedy for Warts: Take 20 milligrams of cat's claw extract three times per day.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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