Cats Claw is a woody vine found in the tropical rainforests of South America. The name derives from the small curved-back spines on the stem at the leaf juncture which resemble the claws of a cat. The bark of the vine was traditionally brewed into a tea.
Cats Claws wide variety of phytochemicals makes it a powerful supplement to support the immune system. In addition, it promotes an anti-inflammatory response and specifically decreases inflammation around the bones and joints. Research has shown Cats Claw to support bone marrow, promote cardiovascular health, and detoxify the colon. One extract of Cats Claw has been shown to boost DNA repair. Enhanced DNA repair can result in immune stimulation and anti-inflammation.