Cat's Claw scientific name is Uncaria tomentosa. Native to South and Central America.
At Herbal Goodness, we know that the cat's claw plant is gaining attention. Also known as the cat's claw herb, the plant is a tropical vine that grows as tall as a tree, reaching 98 feet up.
If you're wondering why this vine would be called cat's claw, you're not alone. The vine got its name due to its appearance. Years ago, people said that the vine offering cats claw benefits looked similar to actual cats claws, which is how the plant got its name.
Cats claw benefits range from a variety of immune support functions. Recent research signifies that cat's claw may help reduce the amount of water retained by the body.
It has also been indicated that cat's claw benefits may include muscle relaxation and the elimination of free radicals.
Additionally, cats claw continues to be studied to determine if the herb could offer more benefits.