What the heck is a cat’s claw and how would it help prevent cold sores?
The other name that cat’s claw goes by is una de gato, which sounds a little more like the name of an herb. Well, actually neither of them truly sound like the name of an herb, but that’s exactly what it is. The latin names for it are – Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis if you are fluent in latin and think cat’s claw looks weird.
What Do Indigenous Peruvians Have To Do With Cold Sores?
This herb is actually an ancient remedy which was used by the indigenous Peruvians for a number of different health issues. They used the cat’s claw herb for many centuries to treat diseases, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s diseases, HIV and other viral infections like cold sores.
As well as being helpful in preventing these diseases, this herb has other helpful benefits such as strengthening the kidneys as well as boosting the immune system so that it may be capable of functioning at its optimum and is able to fight off various diseases and viruses in a shorter period of time.
Various Uses Of Cat’s Claw
You will find that there are various ways that you can use Cat’ Claw. This herb is available in various forms ranging from herbal tea, liquid extract and even in capsules. The inner bark of this herb is used in the preparation, this is where the chemicals Oxindole Alkaloids and Quinoic Acid Glycosides can be found. The chemical Oxindole Alkaloids is actually an immune system booster and the second chemical Quonoic Acic Glycosides are a viral replication inhibitor – which means that it simply stops viruses from being able to replicate themselves. This is great for trying to prevent the cold sore virus from replicating and staying active in your body.
Warning: while this herb is excellent for use in boosting the immune system and fighting off viral infections such as cold sores, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to become pregnant, have tuberculosis, are taking drugs which suppress the immune system, are on anti-hypertensive medication or taking blood thinner or have any other condition or taking any other drug you should avoid using this herbal remedy.
The side effects which can be experienced from this herb at the current time of writing are possible lowering of blood pressure, headaches, vomiting, can cause dizziness and others.
It is highly recommended that you consult a qualified physician before using this herb or any other product.
Dosage information for Cat’s Claw:
• It is available in 250 mg to 1,000 mg • When you are buying this herb make sure that it contains Uncaria tomentosa as another plant – Acacia greggi – which also goes by the name Cat’s Claw is highly toxic.
Dosage per person – 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the later afternoon may provide you with the optimum immune system boost. But as said before, consult your physician.
Best Possible Dosage of Cat’s Claw:
You will find that each form of this herb has varying dosage instructions, however if you are taking the 1,000mg tablet form you may want to take 2 tablets in the morning and another 2 tablet dose in the late afternoon. You may need to continue taking this herbal dose until you can no longer see any sign of the cold sore. As soon as the cold sore has cleared up you may reduce the dose from 2 tablets per day to that of 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the later afternoon. Even though the immediate threat of cold sores no longer exists you may need to continue taking the Cat’s Claw for another week until your body’s immunity against this viral infection has fully developed.
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