The cat’s claw has antioxidant properties and protects the DNA against damage. It acts by inhibiting the oxidative free radicals, and is superior to Vitamin E and Vitamin C. It is also an anti-mutagenic since it inhibits the growth of the cancer cells. Investigations have been performed in the universities of Europe and the United States that have confirmed its preventive and curing properties in cases of cancer and leukemia.
The clearance activity of the Cat´s claw is due to its power to eliminate substances potentially dangerous to body (contamination, environmental chemical substances, toxic substances in food, etc.) It exercises a clearance function of removing free radicals that may be responsible for developing cancerous tumors.
Cancer treatments such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy involve a reduction of the body’s defense, which favors the appearance of a series of opportunist diseases. The use of supplements from this plant helps to increase immunity by preventing the appearance of these diseases. Likewise, the Cat’s claw is able to improve some of the symptoms caused by the chemotherapy or radiotherapy, among them, vomiting, hair loss or weight loss.
Several articles have been written about the Cat’s claw and it is referred as the “road opener” due to its ability to clean the intestinal tract and to its effectiveness to treat stomach and intestinal disorders (such as the Crohn disease, the leaky gut syndrome, ulcers, diverticulitis, and other inflammatory diseases of intestine and stomach.)