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  • Also known as 'Uña de gato'
  • Helps to maintain flexible joints
  • Contributes to the immune system

    Cat’s claw or ‘Uña de gato’ is a climbing vine that is native to the Peruvian Amazon and gains its name from the barbed ‘claws’ with which it climbs the jungle canopy. Cat’s claw has been used by rainforest tribes to contribute to the immune system and helps to maintain flexible joints, and it is still well known for these benefits today.

    There are many actives in Cat's claw - including alkaloids thought to contribute to the immune system, and a group of chemicals called quinovic acid glycosides. Other actives are carboxyl alkyl esters, sterols (beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol and campesterol) and antioxidants.

    Cat’s claw is a bitter herb, which is why Rio Trading Cat’s claw teabags contain added Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamon and Orange peel, giving the tea a pleasant, warming taste, making it ideal for the cold winter months. The loose tea contains no additives, but spices can be added to taste.


Teabags: Infuse 1 teabag in a cup of boiling water for 5-10 minutes – then sweeten to taste with honey or sugar.

Loose Tea: Put 3 heaped teaspoons (5g) of Cat's claw into a saucepan with 3 cups (600ml) of cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and serve. Add sugar or honey as desired.

Teabags: Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) extract, Orange peel, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Ginger. Teabag: Unbleached paper.

Loose Tea: Pure shredded Cat's claw bark (Uncaria tomentosa).

Due to its immune-stimulating effects, Cat’s claw should not be used with medications intended to suppress the immune system, such as cyclosporine, and should not be used by those who have had or are going to have transplant surgery, bone marrow transplants or skin grafts. High doses of Cat’s claw should also be avoided by pregnant women and those who are seeking to get pregnant (however - it is not recommended as a reliable contraceptive). Cat’s claw may potentiate coumadin and blood-thinning drugs.

Teabags: Contain citrus (Orange peel).

Loose tea: None.

Botanical names: Uncaria tomentosa.

Common names: Cat’s claw, Casha, Garbato, Hawk’s claw, Huasca, Samento, Uña de gato.

Purchasing Options
Product CodeDescriptionAmount 
20553 40 Teabags £6.99
20555 Loose Tea 180g £12.99
20554 90 Teabags £14.99

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helps - and that's why giving five stars. :-)
Michal J
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Have bought this product before and am very pleased, more so now with the environmentally sound packaging, very impressed Rio Health.
Jane C

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