ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

Humans have three times more brown body fat

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health, Cognition, Psychiatric Problems and Mood Disorders

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

Ylang Ylang Oil Not Only Soothes Your Skin, but Your Mind as Well

Exercises to Help Prevent Urinary Incontinence

 
Print Page
Email Article

Rainforest Herb

  [ 22 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By by Michael Antoniak • www.ProHealth.com • July 1, 1996


As recently as five years ago the South American herb uila de gato, was unknown by the American public.

In the last two years, however, it become one of the most discussed and sought after herbs in the U.S. Americans are more familiar with this herb by its English translation: cat's claw. In retrospect, the herb's dramatic rise in popularity in the U.S. comes as little surprise, considering the remarkable healing properties attributed to this herb by ancient tradition and modern research.

For centuries, the Indians of Peru's rain forest have relied on a tea made from cat's claw to treat tumors and diseases of tile digestive tract. Research conducted in Europe and South America during the past decade also suggests compounds found in the plant may offer effective treatment for immune system and digestive ailments, as well as arthritis, rheumatism, and diabetes.

How It Works

American researchers are only beginning to investigate the medicinal properties of uncaria tomentosa, a woody vine called cat's claw These plants take their popular name for the claw-like thorns at the base of their leaves, which the plant uses to grip as it climbs through the jungle forest. A single mature vine can stretch hundreds of feet. In the medicinal traditions of Peru's jungle tribes, a tea brewed from the inner bark of the vine or the root has been used both internally and externally to treat a broad range of maladies.

According to the writings of nutritionist Philip Steinberg, scientific research conducted in South America and Europe has identified alkaloid compounds which are considered to give this plant its curative properties. Studies also suggest the root of uncaria tomentosa is a more potent and reliable source of these compounds.

Four of these onindole alkaloids are said to support white blood cells in their ability to isolate, fight, and remove infection from the body. Researchers have also identified other phytochemicals they believe may be responsible for some of the other benefits attributed to cat's claw.

Reprinted with permission from VR, March 1996

Order Cat's Claw

Order Cat's Claw (super potent)



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth
Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones
Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function
Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep? Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep?

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map