Benefits of Cat’s Claw
This tropical vine from South American has been used by the indigenous people for over 2000 years in herbal remedies. It gets it’s unusual name from the thorns of the vine that resemble those of a ‘cat’s claw’ or Una de Gato to use it’s local Spanish name.
Cat’s Claw is useful for the Candida suffer because of it’s immune boosting properties that help to kill off the Candida infection and prevent it from returning.
Benefits of taking Cat’s Claw
The white blood cells that your immune system produces are the ones that fight off viruses, fungi, yeast, bacteria and other potentially harmful invaders. A good level of white blood cells that are strong and healthy is crucial to a fully functioning immune system. Cat’s Claw is an excellent source of the alkaloids that your body needs to make strong white blood cells.
Cat’s Claw has other properties that work for the Candida sufferer, as an antioxidant that mops up the damaging free radical chemicals that will can lead to disease and premature ageing. It can also help repair and sooth the intestinal tract due to its anti-inflammatory properties, often helping people who suffer with Colitis, Crohn’s, Diverticulitis, IBS, and other bowel problems.
How to take Cat’s Claw?
Cat’s Claw often comes in 1g capsules. A typical recommended dose is 1-2 capsules, 3 times daily.
However, Cat’s Claw does have other preparations and applications. Look for herbal infusions, tinctures and extracts made from the bark along with topical creams that can be applied to the skin.
Cat’s Claw is not suitable for everyone
- Women that are trying to conceive, are nursing or pregnant should not take Cat’s Claw.
- Seek medical advise if you are taking other prescribed medications before taking Cat’s Claw.
- Cat’s Claw can have a anticoagulant effect upon the blood so do not take it 2 weeks before any surgeries. Inform you doctor if you have been taking it prior to surgery.
Does Cat’s Claw have any Side effects?
Side effects can include dizziness, vomiting and headaches. Should you experience any of these seek advise from you medical professional.