Use of the herbal tea Uncaria tomentosa
Uncaria (Vilcacora) grows in the lowland tropical forests of Central and South America, mainly in Peru. The local tribes have been using this liana for at least 2,000 years. The Western world became aware of uncaria in the 1970s owing to Christian missionaries. The plant contains high amounts of alkaloids, sterols, aminoglycosides, terpenoids, tannins, flavonoids and other important substances. It may support immunity* and provide for healthy joints**.
* These statements were not evaluated by the Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Dried and shredded inner bark of the cat’s claw (Vilcacora) plant.
Preparation and Suggested Use
Drop 1 tablespoon of cat’s claw into 1 litre of boiling water; boil for 25 minutes and then let infuse for another 15 minutes.
Divide 1 litre of the infusion into three daily doses. Do not exceed recommended daily dose! Not recommended to people after organ transplantation and after blood transfusion. Not suitable for pregnant and nursing women, children under age 3, haemophiliacs, insulin-dependent diabetics, people suffering from autoimmune diseases and people undergoing hormonal therapy.
Do not take during pregnancy and nursing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Consult your practitioner prior to use if you are taking medication or have a medical condition.