Cat's claw: ideal to improve the immune system

Our ancestors have survived many years thanks to natural medicine, and that is why most of the medicines are based on plants that they have used. Those natural recipes have passed from word of mouth to our times.

Thus, shamans have been the starting point for cat's claw to be investigated, since its anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, immune system stimulant and antioxidant properties have been verified.

It has also been confirmed that the concentrate of this plant can stimulate the production of white blood cells, therefore, strengthening our immune system. Currently, its ability to decrease or eliminate cancer cells in the colon and in the breasts is still being studied.

Another of its many properties is that it helps control allergic rhinitis and the flu. It also serves to combat herpes and mycosis. Cat's claw is a good diuretic, which helps prevent infections in the urinary tract, eliminate kidney stones and relieve fluid retention.

HOW SHOULD IT BE TAKEN?

The presentation of cat's claw is very varied, it can come in powder, liquid, capsules and even in an alcoholic version. It will depend on the use you want to give to use one presentation or another.

To stimulate the immune system it should be taken in powder, dissolving a teaspoon in a glass of water or in yogurt twice a day.

On the other hand, if you want to use it to combat rheumatic pain, cat's claw is combined with different anti-inflammatory plants such as calaguala, star anise, etc. All in equal parts, a tea is prepared and it is taken two or three times a day.

What precautions should I take when taking cat's claw?

– It should not be taken during lactation, pregnancy or if the person is under 12 years old.

– Avoid taking if you are taking other medications, such as antacid. It can also lead to contraindications if you are taking fexofenadine, which is used to treat allergic rhinitis.

– It should not be taken in large quantities, as it can cause intestinal problems.

It is important to take into account that although it is a natural medicine, its consumption cannot be taken lightly, nor can it self-medicate if it already has a diagnosed pathology. The best thing will always be to speak to a specialist before starting to take cat's claw.

Another thing that we should highlight is that its medicinal properties should not have any side or unwanted effects on your body. That is, if you start to experience abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, headache or dizziness, you should immediately stop using it and consult a doctor.