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Ancient indigenous medicine ~ Ultrasonic Cat’s Claw Tincture is processed from dried Amazonian vine. Historically used to stimulate immunity, support digestion and aid inflammation.
Aromatic Scent (Pure Ultrasonic Extract): Rich, Bitter Earthy Tannins with a hint of caramel.
Flavor Profile (Tincture): Astringent Tannin-Rich, Subdued Bitter Honey Hues.
Dr. Nick Notes
Vine of the Jungle ~ Cat’s Claw (Uncaria sp.) is a potent plant used by Indigenous cultures to stimulate the immune system & aid with inflammatory disease, contraception, ulcers and viral infections. The whole vine is considered a potent medicinal powerhouse with the leaves and stems being rich in one category of constituents, Tetracyclic Oxindole Alkaloids (TOA) and the vine seems to be rich in Pentacyclic Oxindole Alkaloids (POA). Uncaria tomentosa is more rich in POA’s compared to other common Cat’s Claw species and TOA’s are antagonistic to POA’s - therefore having either all vine OR leaves / stems should lead to best therapeutic outcome.
Different constituents found in Cat's Claw have been shown to decrease inflammatory molecules including IL-1, IL-4, IL-17, NF-κB, TNF-alpha and to a lesser extent Prostaglandin 2 (PGE2). These mechanisms of action may suggest support for Cat’s Claw being supportive with inflammatory pain. Small clinical studies have evaluated for reduction in arthritic pain (ie. osteoarthritis) both used alone and in conjunction with maca and have found notable improvements. Maca + Cat’s Claw seemed to compare well with mild clinical improvements as natural supplement glucosamine sulfate.
There is literature which evaluated Cat’s Claw effectiveness for viral infections and noted an “Inhibition of viral attachment in the host cells” as the main mechanism for anti-viral activity. Strong clinical evidence in humans demonstrating anti-viral properties seem to be lacking currently. Cat’s Claw in general seems to be well-tolerated by most and should be avoided by pregnant women as Unicaria may stimulate abortion.
Our Cat’s Claw comes from a friend’s property in the Peruvian Amazon that houses native Indigenous whom cultivate botanicals for medicinal purposes. Our Unicaria tomentosa comes from her property and is shredded dried vine with rich tannin flavor. During our vacuum distillation process, the sticky nature of the alkaloid, flavinoid and terpenoids found in Cat’s Claw made this a difficult and inefficient journey for extraction. We intend for this precious experiment to be enjoyed until distributed without any plans to re-extract in the future.
* Our small sample batch yielded less than 8 ounces of final product, only 12 bottles available to Alchemy Tribe members - very grateful for the challenging experience to yield our final extract with a rich phytochemical profile which created a thick sudsy foam under vacuum pressure. *
How to Use
We find for our Ultrasonic Extracts, sublingual absorption held for 30-60 seconds, leads to better subjective absorption / effects.
Try Cycling Usage as Follows (Max): 5 Days On, 2 Days Off ~ 6 Weeks On, 1 Week Off ~ 6 Months On, 1 Month Off
Here’s How We In-Joy Ultrasonic Cat’s Claw Tincture:
Cat’s Claw is well-revered and used within Amazonian culture as a potent immune-modulating herb dating back to Incan times. Do not use if you have a known allergy to Cat’s Claw. Avoid use during pregnancy, may abort pregnancy!
Ultrasonic Cat’s Claw Tincture is not well-studied for short-term or long-term consumption.
Must avoid usage in pregnancy, may cause abortion ~ This is an experimental product!
Synergizes Well With: Ultrasonic Gingko Tincture, Ultrasonic Pau D’ Arco Tincture, Ultrasonic Reishi Tincture
Cultivation: Wildcrafted by Indigenous Community
Country of Origin: Peru
Extraction Method: Ultrasonic Water Extraction
Parts of Plant Used: Powdered Dried Vine
Cat’s Claw Active Constituents: Alkaloids, terpenoids and flavinoids including Mitraphylline, Rhynchophylline, Isopteropodine, Uncarine, Hirsutine, Uncaric acid, Quinovic acid, Quinic acid, Procyanidins
Last Updated May 28, 2020.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *
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