Cats Claw

From our list of ailments, see what Cats Claw can be used for:

  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Arthritis
  • Circulation
  • Colds and Flu
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestion
  • Flu Virus
  • Hives
  • Immune System
  • Immunity
  • Influenza
  • Mononucleosis
  • Ulcers
  • Viral Conditions Infections

Natural Remedies using Cats Claw

Perhaps the best and safest over-the-counter allergy medication is cromolyn sodium, sold under the brand name NasalCrom. Cromolyn sodium is actually a synthetic flavonoid. It works by desensitizing cells in the nasal cavity that would otherwise react to an allergen and appears to have no systemic side effects, an effect that has similarities to the natural flavonoids in vegetables and fruit. NasalCrom is a nasal spray, and it is most effective when used several times a day, starting two weeks before pollen exposure. It also may help in dealing with allergies to cats and dogs. Other advantages to NasalCrom are that it is nonsedating and its activity appears limited to nasal tissues.

Research in France found that 100 mg of 5-HTP resulted in significant improvement in the sleep of people described as “mildly insomniac.” A Norwegian scientist examining sleep patterns in cats found that 5-HTP had effects on sleep that were similar to those produced by tryptophan.

Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Arthritis, Circulation, Colds and Flu, Diarrhea, Digestion, Flu Virus, Hives, Immune System, Immunity, Influenza, Mononucleosis, Ulcers, Viral Conditions Infections

The Benefit of using Cats Claw as a natural cure

If you see parallels between the lives of Pottenger’s cats and people today, you are on the right track. Based on the prevalence of allergies, many people (and families) are in the equivalent of second and third generations eating poor diets; one of every five American couples is infertile.

Chelerythrine, at 10 mg/kg (orl rat), was comparable in antiinflammatory activity to indomethacin at 5 mg/kg. Chelerythrine also works against Candida and Gram-positive, if not Gram-negative, bacteria. Chelerythrine potentiates the analgesia of morphine, prolongs barbiturate sleep, and is hypotensive following an immediate hypertensive thrust (in cats, mice, and rats). Asirinin has antitubercular activity; neoherculin is insecticidal and sialagogue.

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Barberry) — Class 2b (AHP). Unapproved (KOM). (Several species mentioned. Should this be included since it is written up as the alkaloid berberine?) Possibly hepatotoxic. Oral administration appeared to cause nausea, emesis, diarrhea, renal irritation, and nephrosis in unanesthetized dogs. Canadians do not allow berberine containing bark, even in alcoholic beverages. Commission E reports no risks are known for the fruit, but other parts contain the alkaloid berberine (AEH). One source says high doses are dangerous, but Commission E says that berberine at 500 mg (equiv. to >8 g root bark with 6.1% alkaloid) is well tolerated (KOM). But high dosages (of berberine) may generate serious dyspnea and spasms, ending in lethal primary paralysis of the respiratory system (25 mg/kg in cats and dogs).

cats, and sneezed literally a hundred times a day. He became interested in nutritional medicine, cured himself of all of his nasal and respiratory problems, and has gone on to become one of the most original and eclectic thinkers in ‘orthomolecular medicine,” which focuses on using nutrition to achieve optimal health.