Monday, December 3, 2007

Cat’s Claw As Alternative Medicine

Cat’s Claw As Alternative Medicine

Cat’s claw has long been used by the Asháninka tribe of Peru as an alternative medicine. In Europe it has been used as a complementary medicine in the treatment of cancer and AIDS from the early 1990s.

In homeopathic remedy cat’s claw is often used to treat a number of gastrointestinal complaints such as gastric ulcers, parasites, gastritis, leaky bowel syndrome, colitis and diarrhea.

The Peruvian natives use cat’s claw in the treatment of hemorrhages, menstrual complaints, rheumatism, tumors, urinary tract infection, fever, abscesses and diabetes.

Cat’s claw can be taken in the form of tea, capsules or liquid. Taking it as a tea is better for people with a sensitive stomach. It is not advisable to consume large dosages of cat’s claw as it may cause side effects such as diarrhea. Cat’s claw is a very potent alternative medicine and we should use it with caution.

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