Amazon Botanicals

Cats claw herb

Price: $12.97
Cats claw is a large, woody vine that gets its name from the thorns that grow along the vine that look like the claws of a cat. Cats claw has been used medicinally by the indigenous people of the Amazon rain forest for over 2,000 years.

Cats claw has been used in Peru and Europe since the early 1990 as an adjunctive treatment for cancer and AIDS. In the 1970's to early 1990's independent researchers in Spain, France, Japan, Germany and Peru published research on the immune-stimulating alkaloids in Cats claw. Many of these studies showed that herbal extracts of Cats claw increased immune function by up to 50%. These Cats claw research results were substantiated by Canadian researchers at the University of Ottawa (1999) and by Peruvian researchers (1998).In 2001 an Italian in vitro study of Cat’s claw showed that it directly inhibited the growth of a human breast cancer cell line by 90%, while a different in vitro study by another research group reported that it inhibited the binding of estrogens in human breast cancer cells.