Cat's Claw Bark Cut & Sifted

Cat's Claw Bark Cut & Sifted

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Cat's claw is a woody rainforest vine also cultivated in South and Central America. It is so-named because the plant, which can reach up to 100 feet in height, has curved thorns that resemble a cat's claws.

The dried and cut bark is used to make teas and tinctures.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound14
originperu
active compoundstannins, catechins and procyanidins, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, and campesterol, carboxyl alkyl esters, ajmalicine, akuammigine, chlorogenic acid, cinchonain, corynantheine, corynoxeine, daucosterol, epicatechin, harman, hirsuteine, hirsutine, isopteropodine, loganic acid, lyaloside, isomitraphylline, oleanolic acid, palmitoleic acid, procyanidins, quinovic acid glycosides, isorhynchophylline, rhynchophylline, rutin, sitosterols, speciophylline, strictosidines, uncarine A thru F, and vaccenic acid
plant part usedbark (inner)
processingcut & sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a place free of direct light, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaCoarse and woody with a mild aroma.

c.
uses

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culinaryUse to make teas, infusions and tinctures.
safetyDo not use before or after an organ or bone marrow transplant or a skin graft. Not for use during pregnancy or lactation.

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d.
flavor profile

cut & sifted
cat's claw bark

Has an astringent taste.

e.
formulas & recipes

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f.
what else you should know

cut & sifted
cat's claw bark

Cat’s claw is a woody vine that grows in the canopy of the Amazonian rainforest. It is harvested for its inner bark, although sometimes the roots are also collected for processing. The herb is also known as sparrowhawk nail and hawk's claw, which reference the plant’s claw-like thorns.

In Peru, cat’s claw has been used for thousands of years by the Asháninka tribe, from whom much of the world's supply is garnered today. In traditional systems of healing, the herb is used to counter a variety of inflammatory disorders. Today, several trademarked supplement products include extracts of cat’s claw.


Background: Originally found in Peru, use of Cat's claw dates back to the Inca civilization more than 2,000 years. The Ashaninka priests of Peru utilize cat's claw ceremonially to align the physical body with the etheric body. The inner bark of Cat's claw is used to make liquid extracts and teas.

Description: Uncaria tomentosa is one of the 60 species of pantropical genus of coarse, scandent shrubs, climbing by means of spines. Indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas of South and Central America, Uncaria tomentosa's large, woody vines are known to grow to 100 feet in height, climbing up and into the rainforest canopy. Uncaria tomentosa has small, yellowish-white flowers.

Safety: Not to be used before or after an organ or bone marrow transplant or any skin graft.


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