Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine


Cat's claw



Cat's claw, Cat’s claw, Garabato, Garabato amarillo, Garabato colorado, Hawk's claw, Life-giving vine of peru, Paraguayo, Samento, Saventaro, Tambor huasca, Una de gato, Una de gavilan


Ourouparia guianensis Aublet, Uncaria guianensis (Aublet) Gmelin, Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC.

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

Abscess, Abscesses, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, AIDS, Anthelmintic, Anthelmintics, Anti-abscess, Anti-AIDS, Antiarthritic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-bacterial, Antibacterial Agent, Anti-caries, Anti-cirrhotic, Anti-diabetic, Anti-dysenteric, Anti-gonorrhea, Antihaemorrhagic, Anti-helminthic, Antihelminthics, antihelmintic, Anti-hemorrhagic, Antiherpetic, Anti-hypertensive, Antiinflammatory, Anti-Mitotic, Antimutagenic, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Rheumatic, antiseptic, Antiulcer, Antiviral, Antiviral Agent, Arterial hypertension, arthritis, asthma, Bactericidal, Bactericide, Bacteriostatic, baktericidal, bleeding, Blood cleanser, blood cleansing, Blood purifier, Bloody flux, boils, Caries, cirrhosis, cirrhosis of the liver, clap, Cleanses the blood, contraceptive, Cytostatic, Dental caries, depurant, Depurative, diabetes, Diabetes mellitus, Digestive ulcers, disinfectant, dispel worms, diuretic, dysentery, expel worms, Febrile response, Fever, feverish condition, Fevers, gargle, Gastric catarrh, Gastric ulcer, Gastritis, Gonorrhea, Gonorrhoea, haemorrhage, Haemorrhagic conditions, helmint, hemorrhage, Herpes, High bloodpressure, hobnail, Hypertension, Hyper tensive, Hypotension, Hypotensive, immune enhangement, Immune weakness, Immunostimulant, Imune activation, Imune stimulant, Infant's trush, Inflammation, Inflammed joints, low blood pressure, Lowers bloodpressure, positive influence on the imune system, prostate, Prostatitis, purify the blood, Pyrexia, reduce blood pressure, reduce high bloodpressure, Rheumatic disorder, rheumatism, Sinusitis, Sinus trouble, sores, Stimulates the immune system, Stomach ulcers, sugar diabetis, throat-wash, Thrush, to cleanse the blood, Tooth decay, Traumatic injury, treatment for worms, trush, Ulcer, Ulcerous sores, ulcers, Vermicide, vermifugal, vermifuge, viral infection, Viruses, virus infection, worm, worms, wound care, wounds, wound treatment


Anti-cancer, Anti-carcinogenic, anticarcinogenig, Anticarcinomic, Anti-carciogenic, Anti-cariogenic, Anti-leukemic, antineoplastic, Anti-tumor, Anti-tumor activity, Blood cancer, cancer, Leukaemia, leukemia, tumor-inhibiting, Tumor inhibition, tumor-reducing

Women's diseases

Erratic periods, Irregular cycles, Irregular menstruation, irregular period, Irregular periods, Regulate menstruation


Not suitable for pregnant women, should not be taken when pregnant

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana)


 (-)-Epicatechin, alkaloid, Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Campherol, Catechol, catechutannic-Acid, Chlorogenic-Acid, Dl-Catechol, ellagic-Acid, Epicatechin, gallic acid, hyperoside, Oleanolic-Acid, procyanidin, rutin, Stigmasterol, Ursolic-Acid

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn1707

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