Description: * Also known as `Uña de gato`
* Supports immune system
* Used to maintain supple joints
* Supports healthy digestion
Cat’s claw or `Uña de gato` is a climbing vine that is native to the Peruvian Amazon and gains its name from the barbed `claw` with which it climbs the jungle canopy. Cat`s claw has been used by rainforest tribes to help maintain a healthy immune system, to benefit digestion and to keep joints supple, and it is still well known for these benefits today.
There are many actives in Cat`s claw - including alkaloids thought to aid immune function, and a group of chemicals called quinovic acid glycosides that may account for its benefit to joint health. Other actives are carboxyl alkyl esters, sterols (beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol and campesterol) and many potent antioxidants.
Cat`s claw is a bitter herb, which is why Rio Trading Cat’s claw teabags contain added Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamon and Orange peel, giving the tea a pleasant, warming taste, making it ideal for the cold winter months. The loose tea contains no additives, but spices can be added to taste.