|Scientific:||Uncaria tomentosa / U. guainensis|
|Other:||Cat's Claw, Una DeGato|
- lyme disease
- dengue fever
- infectious diarrhea
- sexually transmitted diseases
- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- thyroid cancer
- breast cancer
• inflammatory conditions
- rheumatoid arthritis
• Alkaloids (indole)
• Tincture (unspecified conc.): 1-2 ml tid
• Decoction (dried bark): 1 g tid
Pregnancy and lactation: Traditionally used in contraception. Avoid use as safety has not yet been established.
Autoimmune diseases: Controversy over immunomodulating herbs causing benefit or harm. Monitor progress.
• Immunosuppresive drugs - may have an antagonizing effect
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