Genestra Cat's Claw Tincture- 2 fl oz (60 ml)
• Cat’s Claw Extract formulation • Prepared from Uncaria tomentosa Vine Bark • Ideal for vegans • Convenient liquid format increases patient compliance • Cat’s Claw Tincture provides Cat’s claw vine bark extract in a convenient liquid format.
Additional product info: Cat’s claw is a medicinal plant from the Amazon River basin that has been used for the treatment of chronic inflammation, including arthritis, by indigenous cultures for centuries. In the Western world Uncaria tomentosa is better known than Uncaria guianensis, but both species share the same traditional ethnomedical applications. In a prospective, multicenter, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel trial of 4-week duration, forty-five patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were recruited. Patients were randomly assigned to two groups. One group received placebo and the other group received 100 mg of freeze-dried cat’s claw (1 capsule of 100 mg daily). Pain associated with activity, medical and patient assessment scores were all significantly reduced with benefits occurring within the first week of therapy. Cat’s claw was an effective treatment for osteoarthritis. The anti-inflammatory properties may result from the ability to inhibit TNF-? and to lesser extent PGE2 production (1).