Uncaria Tomentosa is commonly known as vilcacora or cat’s claw due to the characteristic stem thorns. In traditional folk medicine of Peru Indians from the Ashaninka have been using it till today.
Vilcacora contains polyphenols, sterols, chinovic acid glycosides as well as terpenes. In its content one can also find oxyindol alkaloids, which impact body’s defence, immune system and balance of vegetative nervous system. Extract from this plant provide organism with valuable antioxidants. Vilcacora shows adaptogenic activity – it increases adaptabilities and resistance to stress factors.
It has also strengthening and calming effects. It impacts oxygenation and vascularisation of all tissues in organism.