Cat’s claw is a tropical, woody vine native to the Peruvian Amazon. The plant received its common name because it bears sharp, curved thorns that look a lot like a cat’s claws. As an important export crop in Peru, the plant is given protection status that makes it illegal to harvest the root and subsequently compromise the continuation of the species. The inner bark contains a number of lipids and phytosterols, including beta-sitosterol, and is made into tea and tinctures.
Cat's Claw Bark c/s, 1/4lb
Cat's claw is a woody rainforest vine also cultivated in South and Central America. It is so-named because the plant, which can reach up to 100 feet in height, has curved thorns that resemble a cat's claws.
The dried and cut bark is used to make teas and tinctures.