UNCARIA TOMENTOSA is a species of plant in the Rubiaceae family, found mainly in South America, especially in the Amazon regions. The plant has unique medicinal properties that were used by the indigenous peoples of South America. It is used to treat various ailments, such as inflammation, digestive diseases and infections.
Properties and uses
Anti-inflammatory effects: Uncaria tomentosa exhibits strong anti-inflammatory activity, thanks to its content of alkaloids, flavonoids and other biologically active compounds. The use of „cat’s claw” preparations can help reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases.
Immune system support. Studies have shown that it can stimulate the immune system, which translates into an increase in the body’s resistance to infection and disease. Preparations from this plant can be used to support the immune system, especially during periods of weakness.
Antiviral and antimicrobial activity. Uncaria tomentosa can inhibit the growth of certain viruses and bacteria, so it can be used to support the treatment of infections.
Gastrointestinal support. In South American folk medicine, Uncaria tomentosa has been used to relieve stomach discomfort and aid digestion. This may be related to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.
Dosage: 250 to 1,000 mg daily