Cat's Claw
The Karlfeldt Store

Cat's Claw

Regular price $19.25

Cat’s claw is a woody vine that uses its claw-shaped thorns to climb trees. Native to tropical climates in Central and South America, cat’s claw bark has been a part of indigenous healing traditions for thousands of years. Referred to as una de gato in Spanish, the bark is increasingly popular in global herbalism today.

Cat’s claw is a member of the Rubiaceae family. Using its thorns resembling cat’s claws to climb trees, Uncaria tomentosa often reaches heights upwards of 100 feet. This tropical vine with elliptic leaves growing in opposing pairs thrives in the Amazon rainforest and other tropical forests throughout Central and South America.

The inner bark of this revered vine has been used traditionally in healing practices throughout Amazonia for its wellness supporting properties for millennia. Additionally, cat’s claw is considered a spiritual plant by some indigenous Peruvian populations. Typical preparations of the bark include extracts and infusion or decoction as cat’s claw tea. In modern-day Western herbalism, the bark is often taken by athletes who push their joints to the limits and to support the daily functioning of the immune system.

Our cat’s claw bark is macerated in small batches with organic alcohol from the inner bark. Cat’s claw bark extract is bitter and astringent with sour notes and is typically taken in water or juice. Cat’s claw tincture can be combined and taken with echinacea extract to enhance the qualities of this healthful liquid extract.

Cat’s claw is a woody vine that uses its claw-shaped thorns to climb trees. Native to tropical climates in Central and South America, cat’s claw bark has been a part of indigenous healing traditions for thousands of years. Referred to as una de gato in Spanish, the bark is increasingly popular in global herbalism today.

Cat’s claw is a member of the Rubiaceae family. Using its thorns resembling cat’s claws to climb trees, Uncaria tomentosa often reaches heights upwards of 100 feet. This tropical vine with elliptic leaves growing in opposing pairs thrives in the Amazon rainforest and other tropical forests throughout Central and South America.

The inner bark of this revered vine has been used traditionally in healing practices throughout Amazonia for its wellness supporting properties for millennia. Additionally, cat’s claw is considered a spiritual plant by some indigenous Peruvian populations. Typical preparations of the bark include extracts and infusion or decoction as cat’s claw tea. In modern-day Western herbalism, the bark is often taken by athletes who push their joints to the limits and to support the daily functioning of the immune system.

Our cat’s claw bark is macerated in small batches with organic alcohol from the inner bark. Cat’s claw bark extract is bitter and astringent with sour notes and is typically taken in water or juice. Cat’s claw tincture can be combined and taken with echinacea extract to enhance the qualities of this healthful liquid extract.