(UNCARIA TOMENTOSA) Cats claw is known as a woody vine from the Amazon rain forest, and it’s one of the best antiviral herbs for treating a wide variety of conditions. Traditional healers of the rain forest value it for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-mutagenic properties. Cats claw has been known for fighting off and preventing the spread of infectious viruses such as influenza infection, herpes, HIV, and HPV. The antioxidant properties of the vine helps to clear the bloodstream of free radicals, dangerous particles that cause cellular oxidation and cell death. With that being said, Cats claw is helpful with degenerative bone diseases millions of Americans have today. The vine can assist the body with the repair of damaged DNA while enhancing mitogenic response and improving leukocyte recovery after chemotherapy, which can be damaging to the cells and have various side effects. If you have high blood pressure, cat’s claw’s ability to dilate blood vessels could help you. When the blood vessels dilate, your blood flows in a smoother manner, which decreases the build-up of calcium in the heart and vessel walls and lowers blood pressure. However, it shouldn’t be taken if one is already on high blood pressure medication. Other benefits of using Cats claw are; alleviating Arthritis, enhancing the immune system, viral infections, Ulcers, diverticulitis, gastritis, and repairs DNA.
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