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


Cat's claw



Cat's claw, Garabato colorado, Tambor huasca, Una de gato


Uncaria guianensis (Aublet) Gmelin, Ourouparia guianensis Aublet


Roots, Unspecified, Vine

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

angina, Antianginal, Antiarthritic, Anti-dysenteric, Anti-hypertensive, Antiinflammatory, antiinflammatory agent, Anti-Rheumatic, Antiulcer, Arterial hypertension, arthritis, Arthrosis, Bloody flux, Dysentery, Gargle, General inflammation, General inflammations, High bloodpressure, hypertension, Hyper tensive, Infected sore throats, Inflammation, inflammation in general, inflammation of the throat, inflammations, Inflammations in general, Inflammed joints, Joint inflammation, Joint inflammations, Kidney stone, Kidney stone disease, Kidney Stones, Lowers bloodpressure, Nephrolith, quinsy, reduce blood pressure, reduce high bloodpressure, Renal calculus, Renal stones, Rheumatic disorder, rheumatism, sores, Sore throat, Stones in kidney, throat infections, throat inflammation, Throat pain, throat-wash, Tonsillitis, Traumatic injury, Ulcerous sores, ulcers, Urolithiasis, Wound, wound care, wounds, wound treatment


Anti-cancer, Anti-carciogenic, Anti-cariogenic, cancer, Malignant neoplasm, Malignant tumor


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

TCM - Traditional Chinese medicine

TCM MERIDIAN: NA, Traditional Chinese medicine, Used in traditional Chinese medicin

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical used by Ribeirinhos in the North Araguaia microregion, Mato Grosso, Brazil, Phytomedical use in the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana)


 Chlorogenic acid, Epicatechin, Flavonoid, glycoside, Kaempferol, Rutin, saponin

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn1707

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