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Cat`s Claw, Uncaria tomentosa
Parts used: Stem bark.
Constituents: Oxindole alkaloids; isopteropodine, triterpenoid glycosides, sterols, flavonoids; quercetin, rutin.
Actions: Immune enhancing, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiviral, Anti-tumour, Anti-mutagenic.
Indications:
Acute and chronic infections; chronic immune deficiency disorders such as HIV infection by increasing white blood cell count.
To enhance DNA repair i.e. after chemotherapy +digestive enzymes.
Chronic inflammatory conditions including arthritis, gastritis, ulcerative colitis, asthma, inhibits dysbiosis, IBS, peptic ulcers.
Inflammatory bowel conditions +Boswellia and Chamomile.
Herpes virus and allergies, hay fever.
Prevention and adjuvant treatment of cancer, esp. GI tract.
Maybe useful for autoimmune conditions.
Herbal extract: 30-75mL per week.
Traditional use: eliminate disturbance in the communication between body and spirit.
Contraindications: Pregnancy, lactation. Can turn gray hair back to its original color.