Bulk Cat's Claw Bark Powder, Wild Crafted

Uncaria tomentosa
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[ 1503 ]Uncaria tomentosa

Cat's Claw Bark Powder, Wild Crafted

1/4 Pound:  $5.70 Pound:  $12.66 buy now  

Cat's claw, or una de gato as the herb is known in Spanish, is an important crop in Peru and Brazil, where the majority of the world's supply is wild harvested.

The powdered form of this rainforest botanical is typically encapsulated.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
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 usedinner bark

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaLight powder with a mild aroma.


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cosmeticUse to compound herbal powders or infuse in oil for use in salves and balms.
culinaryCan be used to make tea, but the powder is usually encapsulated.
industrialUsed in the manufacture of produces formulated to reduce pain and inflammation and to stimulate immune function.
safetyDo not use if you have had or are about to have a skin graft or organ or bone marrow transplant. Do not use during pregnancy.

flavor profile

cat's claw bark

Tastes bitter and astringent.

formulas & recipes

cat's claw bark

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what else you should know

cat's claw bark

Cat’s claw is a perennial tropical vine that is native to the jungles of South and Central America, including Guatemala, Peru, Venezuela and Trinidad. It is so-named because the woody vine features long, sharp thorns that resemble a cat’s claw. Other common names for the herb include uña de gato, vilcacora, pot hook and hawk's claw.

For more than 2,000 years, the Shipibo, Conibo and Asháninka tribes of Peru have used cat’s claw, with the latter controlling the largest share of the world’s supply. Although cat’s claw is generally considered safe, people undergoing immunosupressive therapy are advised to avoid using this herb internally because of the potent immune stimulating activity of certain compounds in the plant.

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