Cat's claw, Uncaria tomentosa, is one of the very best remedies for normalizing the function of the gastrointestinal tract. It is often helpful for ulcers, gastritis, Crohn's disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Aside from inflammation of the bowel and intestines, it can also address inflammation of the joints and muscles. Cat's claw has a broad-spectrum mild antimicrobial action and also balances immune function. Cat's claw seems to have antiviral and antimutagnic properties, making it a good complementary treatment for a variety of degenerative diseases and helping to strengthen the immune system against the effects of chemotherapy.
Avoid during pregnancy and while trying to get pregnant.
This can be taken as a decoction, tincture, capsule, or powder.