Scientific Name: Uncaria Tomentosa
Common Names: Griffe du Chat, Liane du Pérou, Life-giving Vine of Peru, Peruvian Liana, Samento, Uña de Gato, Uncaria guianensis, Uncaria tomentosa
What parts of the Cat’s Claw plant are used?
The bark and root of Cat’s Claw is used in teas and medicines all over the world.
How do you identify Cat’s Claw and where are they grown?
Cat’s Claw is a thorny vine that can grow up to 100 feet. It is found in tropical areas and in parts of Central and South America.
Cat’s Claw is generally prepared by crushing up the vine and made into a tea or taken in powder form. Recommended dosage for Cat’s Claw capsules is 300-500 mg 2-3 times a day.
Usually Prepared With:
Cat’s Claw is generally taken by itself in tea or capsule form.