Chinese Cat’s Claw
Uncaria rhynchophylla, also known as “Chinese Cat’s Claw,” is a plant species that is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is a woody vine that is native to China and other parts of East Asia.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Uncaria rhynchophylla is believed to have a number of therapeutic properties.
It is used to promote circulation, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain. It is also sometimes used as a sedative or to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia. ‡
There is some scientific evidence to suggest that Uncaria rhynchophylla may have potential health benefits.
For example, some studies have shown that extracts from the plant have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and may help to protect against neurological damage. ‡