Cat's Claw Glycerite
Alcohol-Free, Glycerine Extract
With a lengthy history dating back to the Inca civilization, cat’s claw has been used as a traditional medicine in the Andes to treat inflammation, gastric ulcers, rheumatism, dysentery, intestinal complaints and wounds. The tribes of the Amazon have used this woody vine as a general tonic to promote good health for 1000’s of years, a tonic that was thought to bring anyone back to health. Its reputation as a “cure all” within indigenous culture is now becoming backed by science, with numerous studies on the plethora of active compounds shedding new light on this ancient herb. Cat's claw has powerful antibacterial, antifungal & antiviral properties that aid in combating persistent infections such as lyme disease, candida, Eppstein-Barr, herpes, bladder infections, hepatitis, prostatitis, gastritis & Crohn's disease.
Cat’s Claw Bark Benefits:
Cat's claw is considered to modulate the immune system. Researchers also noted a repair in DNA – both single and double strand breaks. Its effect on the immune system appears to be two fold, with the ability to both boost and dampen immune response, depending on what is needed. Hyper-immune responses can be contained, whilst a weak immune system that allows disease to advance undeterred is strengthened.
Multiple studies have found that Cat’s Claw can be used to naturally improve osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has used Cat’s Claw for centuries to treat high blood pressure. The alkaloid, hirsutine, is being attributed with this plant’s ability to help keep blood pressure under control. This health promoting alkaloid specifically acts as a calcium channel blocker. This effect can lower blood pressure by blocking calcium from entering the cells of the heart and blood vessel walls, whilst widening and relaxing the blood vessels themselves. This in turn helps the blood to flow in a healthy, smooth manner.
This versatile herb is also helpful in detoxification of the intestinal tract, whilst replenishing the friendly bacteria in the intestines. Also a powerful anti-inflammatory, cat’s claw is believed to fight the inflammation associated with a number of gastrointestinal problems. It is also used with a wide range of other digestive disorders including; IBS, IBD, colitis, gastritis and peptic ulcers.
The powerful antiviral properties of Cat’s Claw have been scientifically proven effective to have protective effects against herpes simplex virus type 1 & 2.
Ingredients: Organic Glycerine, Cat’s Claw Bark** (Uncaria tomentosa) & Purified Water