Healing benefits of cat's claw

Healing benefits of cat's claw
While inflammation has been identified as part of chronic disease, what has not yet been discovered through medical research is the real cause of why this inflammation is present in the first place. So often viruses are to blame in our modern world. Various strains and varieties (most undiscovered by medical research and science) of the Epstein-Barr virus, herpes zoster, HHV-6 and other herpes viruses, along with bacteria and parasites, are behind the suffering of many people. To get rid of this widespread inflammation and the other debilitating symptoms of chronic disease, we need to get rid of the pathogens. Enter cat's claw, the herb also known by the Spanish name uña de gato. Cat's claw is one of the most powerful resources for reversing the epidemic of chronic and mysterious diseases in the 21st century.

A powerful ally for all kinds of diseases and symptoms

Cat's claw is a tropical woody vine whose bark has been collected for hundreds of years for medicinal purposes. Cat's claw can help relieve almost any symptom, from neurological to digestive. While cat's claw has attracted some attention for its medicinal properties, it is still unknown to science that the herb contains bioactive pharmaco-compounds that replace synthetic pharmaceuticals. Too often antibiotics are used against certain diseases such as Lyme disease. The world would be a different place if cat's claw took the place of antibiotics; disease rates would decrease and recovery would speed up, regardless of the diagnosis for a given disease. Of course, pharmaceutical antibiotics have their place and purpose. Cat's claw is unique in that pathogens such as bacteria cannot become resistant to it as they sometimes can with antibiotics. For over three decades, I have championed the miraculous healing benefits of cat's claw as it is such an important support for so many conditions and symptoms.

An adaptogenic weapon against viruses, bacteria and parasites

Parasites like Babesia and bacteria like Bartonella cannot withstand the wrath of cat's claw. The herb eliminates these and other bugs without the so-called Herxheimer dropout reaction so common with antibiotics, because the bioactive pharmaceutical compounds in the herb regulate the destruction of pathogens so that it is at a level the individual can tolerate. Cat's claw is also incredible at fighting viruses like Epstein-Barr virus (almost everyone has at least one of the 60+ varieties of EBV. Eventually medical research will discover a group of antiviral adaptogens and scientists will realize that cat's claw is at the top of that list. The herb is the best secret weapon to fight PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric diseases associated with strep infections), ALS, strep throat, MS, mysterious pains and more.

Cat's Claw is also notable for its ability to rid the body of the infamous streptococcus, which is often misdiagnosed as yeast or Candida. Millions of women use antibiotics and antifungals that end up making problems worse because the Streptococcus bacteria that causes urinary tract infections is so often resistant to antibiotics. Cat's claw has no trouble reducing strep, making it the best herb for UTI relief and an essential tool of our time. Strep is also the true cause of many other symptoms and conditions including cystic acne, bacterial vaginosis, SIBO, sinus pain and congestion, otitis media, intestinal disorders, sore throat, thrush, and more. Cat's claw is also a fantastic herb for killing E.coli, C. difficile and other bacteria.

Brain and liver support

The glycosides, proanthocyanidins and beta sitosterol found in cat's claw have a beneficial effect on memory, making it an excellent supplement for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive/memory disorders. It also supports the liver's customized immune system, giving it a chance to rebuild its strength and recover for the next battle. It helps the liver stabilize its environment.

Anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-tumor

Most cancers and tumors are caused by viruses such as EBV. Cat's claw destroys viruses while strengthening the immune system, making it a powerful support for cancer and tumors. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory.

Keep in mind that if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, keep cat's claw out of your medication regimen.


If you have any of the following conditions, try using Cat's Claw:
Any type of cancer; Lyme disease; all Lyme disease cofactors (including Borrelia, Bartonella, Babesia, and Mycoplasma); small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO); amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); laryngitis; PANDAS; strep throat; multiple sclerosis (MS); dyskinesia; rheumatoid arthritis (RA); urinary tract infections (UTIs); kidney infections; lymphoma (including non-Hodgkin's); Chlamydia pneumoniae; yeast infections; migraine; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); ulcers; Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)/mononucleosis; herpes zoster; HHV-6; HHV-7; HHV-8; HHV-9; undetected HHV-10, HHV-11, and HHV-12; nodules; herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1); Herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2); acne; pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); vitiligo; sleep disorders; transient ischemic attack (TIA); plantar fasciitis; psoriatic arthritis; Morton's neuroma.


If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing cat's claw into your life:

Inflammation, pain, ringing or buzzing in the ears, Candida overgrowth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, gastritis, numbness and tingling, neurological palpitations , headaches, brain fog, parasitic and bacterial infection, twitching, Bell's palsy, frozen shoulder, cramps, tics, limb weakness, burning sensation in or on the body, digestive disturbances, pins and needles, tremors, trouble swallowing, slurred speech , nervousness, seizures, rashes, restless legs syndrome, dizziness, balance problems, moving pain in the body, muscle cramps, muscle tightness, muscle weakness, neck pain, joint pain, jaw pain, inflammation. 

Emotional support

When someone is quick to judge or play the blame game, the first step is for that person to realize they are doing it. The next step is to take the cat's claw. The herb is extremely helpful in reducing the sense of urgency so that instead of automatically reacting to a situation, you can take some time to think, process, and resolve what has arisen head on.

A spiritual lesson

People are constantly searching for the Holy Grail of health. With every new trend that comes along, we hope that this is the answer, the protection we have been waiting for, the discovery that will change our lives. In the meantime, a miracle cure, cat's claw, sits on the health food store shelf and we pass it by. Or we add it to our herbal tool kit and forget to use it. It comes from the tropical jungle, so you'd think its exotic origins would spark more interest. Yet it's available now, attainable, and that's why we think it's too accessible to be real. If we gave cat's claw a real chance, we'd see that it is indeed a magical healer.

All our lives we ignore such savings. The cat's claw teaches us to reevaluate them. Have you ever undervalued a person, resource, object or opportunity and then realized in hindsight that you missed out on the gift of a lifetime? What is there in the moment that can help if you let it? The Cat's Claw teaches us that sometimes what we seek is available. We just have to have the presence of mind to recognize those everyday miracles that have made their way to us so we can capture them.


  • When choosing a cat's claw tincture, make sure it's not alcohol-based. Alcohol cancels out the beneficial effects of the herb.
  • Take a bottle of cat's claw tincture with you as part of your emergency kit when traveling. During your trip, when you can remember, take small doses of the tincture. It's a great remedy for protecting your immunity and warding off malaria and bacterial infections.
  • No matter what health problem you are using cat's claw for, take the tea or tincture in the evening when its healing properties work most effectively.

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