Prima Uña de Gato II contains cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) extract containing 3% total alkaloids. Minerals are added to the formula
*This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Cat’s claw is a plant. Two species of cat’s claw, Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis, are of primary interest for use as medicine. Uncaria tomentosa is most commonly used in the U.S., and Uncaria guianensis is typically used in Europe. Medicine is made from the root and bark. Be careful not to confuse cat’s claw with cat’s foot.
Cat’s claw is most commonly used for improving symptoms of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
It is also used for various digestive system disorders including swelling and pain (inflammation) of the large intestine (diverticulitis), inflammation of the lower bowel (colitis), inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastritis), stomach ulcers, hemorrhoids, and leaky bowel syndrome.
Some people use cat’s claw for viral infections including shingles (caused by herpes zoster), cold sores (caused by herpes simplex), and AIDS (caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)).
Cat’s claw is also used for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), wound healing, parasites, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, hay fever, cancer (especially urinary tract cancer), a particular type of brain cancer called glioblastoma, gonorrhea, dysentery, birth control, bone pains, and “cleansing” the kidneys.
Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.
Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, 1 to 5 drops one to three times daily on an empty stomach, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Put 1 to 5 drops in a glass, then add 4 oz. of pure water and wait one minute before drinking. Shake well before each use.
Keep out of reach of children. Use under medical supervision. Herxheimer’s reaction may occur. Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women or organ transplant recipients. Sensitive individuals may need to stay with 1 drop per day for an extended period of time, and increase very gradually.