What is cat's claw?

Cat's claw

Cat's claw

La Cat's claw, also known by the name of uncaria tomentosa, is a herbal element originally from Peru that is made with the bark and root of a vine. It has been used since ancient times due to the great benefits it produces in people's bodies.

You can acquire and incorporate cat's claw into your diet in the form of tea, capsules or extracts. Now, you must ingest this element in the correct amounts and it cannot be used by pregnant women or people suffering from multiple sclerosis or immune disorders.

What is cat's claw

When we talk about cat's claw, we do it in a climbing plant that is native to Peru. As we say, it is a climbing plant that has a very thin trunk but that reaches more than 15 meters in height. Its oval leaves and a kind of curved spines are some of the main characteristics of cat's claw. Although it does not have a scientific basis, it must be said that it is one of those plants that has been used for years, thanks to its properties and leaving us good benefits.

Benefits of cat's claw

Among all the benefits that cat's claw has, the main one is that it improves digestive problems.

  • It usually fights all kinds of infections, viruses, or bacteria.
  • Helps regulate the hormonal cycle.
  • It is also said to be perfect in cases of gout or uric acid.
  • Without forgetting that it is also beneficial for diabetes.
  • Indicated for cases of arthritis or osteoarthritis.
  • Over time, we must keep our memory protected and although there are different treatments for this, we can always use more natural solutions such as cat's claw.
  • Fight herpes, both the so-called Herpes zoster like vaginal herpes.
  • It will eliminate muscle pain.
  • Cleanses the kidneys
  • Beneficial for colds
  • Eliminate toxins.
  • Prevents cardiovascular problems and prevents the formation of thrombi
  • It reduces the side effects produced by treatments such as chemotherapy.
  • It will provide you with a detoxifying effect.
  • It will help you reduce the fever.
  • It will help you fight free radicals.
  • It will help you purify your stomach.
  • It will help you strengthen your immune system.
  • It will help you fight cancer. 

Is it useful to lose weight?

Cat's claw

Cat's claw has many benefits and among all of them, eliminating toxins is also one of the highlights. So if we take this remedy as an infusion, it can help us feel lighter, deflating the abdomen. It does not mean that just taking it will make us lose kilos, but we can combine it with a proper diet and a little exercise to see the results.

Properties of cat's claw

Among the basic properties of cat's claw is its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, but also analgesic or diuretic. Since it has alkaloids, polyphenols or phytosterols active ingredients. So thanks to all of them, it is often used in chronic and anti-inflammatory diseases. In addition, it is said that all people who undergo chemotherapy treatment can consume this plant to reduce the effects of said treatment.

Where you can buy 

Cat's claw plant

We can find cat's claw so much in herbalists as in parapharmacies. In addition, we will have it available both in capsules and infusions and also in drops, so that everyone can choose the most comfortable way to take it. Different formats but the same benefits and advantages in each of them.


All remedies, whether natural or not, should always be taken in moderation. Otherwise, they can cause adverse reactions. In this case, when we talk about cat's claw, it can leave us with diarrhea or an upset stomach. But as long as we have some kind of disease or health problem added, or, so it is not advisable to take cat's claw for a long time.

It is also not recommended in people with ulcers or in minors, unless we have previously consulted with your doctor. If you think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding, you should put cat's claw aside. Also is contraindicated for people with very low blood pressure or people with hemophilia.

Among the side effects we can mention, in addition to those mentioned above, dermatitis, hives or allergy. But we can also notice dizziness, gum bleeding and an increase in menstruation bleeding. So before taking a plant like this, it is worth consulting with your doctor. If we start taking it and feel some of the above problems, we just have to stop taking it and we will quickly notice the improvement.

How to take cat's claw

Take cat's claw

Both the part of the roots and the bark are two of the most used parts when we talk about consuming cat's claw. The most common and comfortable is take it as an infusion. But it is true that you can also take them in capsules. Always remember that it will be for a short period of time. Sometimes it can be sprinkled over food, but make sure your palate will welcome it.

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  1.   marlene maria said

    I have psoriasis, I can do ozone therapy

  2.   Kevin said

    it's good and it's cool brother

  3.   elsie robinson said

    Hello, I am fibromyalgic and I would like to know if I can take cat's claw

  4.   pink said

    it is a medicinal plant