Feeling stressed? Rundown? Want to help your body fight off potential threats?
This is the time of year when bugs abound. It can be easy to catch a cold or flu, especially if we are under stress, not eating very healthily, or indulged too much over the holidays. Weeks later our immune systems can still be recovering and needing some extra support. It can really help to bring in different weapons that will help keep our immune systems strong.
One fantastic herb that supports a healthy immune system is Cat’s Claw. Cats claw, named for the way it appears like a cats claw on thorny vines, has been used for many years even in native cultures as a healing herb.
By keeping your immune system strong with herbs like cat’s claw, you can support your body’s natural defenses and help maintain a healthy and happy body.
Cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a tropical vine which can grow up to 98 feet (30 meters) tall. Its name comes from its hooked thorns, which resemble the claws of a cat.
It is found mainly in the Amazon rainforest and in other tropical areas of South and Central America.
The bark and root have been used for centuries in South America as a traditional medicine for many conditions, such as inflammation, cancer, and infections.
Cat’s claw supplements can be taken as a liquid extract, tea, capsule or powder.
It may boost your immune system, receive symptoms of osteoarthritis receive symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, help cure stomach and bowel disorders, viral infections, cancer, ovarian cysts, gout among other benefits.
You can find cats claw sold at feel right health food stores, Lexington and Hertel ave Co-Op, Whole Foods, or any other natural food store you know of that carries herbs both dried or in tinctures.