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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Cat's Claw (Uncaria)

There are two species of Cat's Claw, Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis, each having different properties and uses. The two are frequently confused but U. tomentosa is the more heavily researched for medicinal use and immune modulation, while U. guianensis has been shown to suppress cartilage   (more info - Cat's Claw)
WARNING: Do not use while pregnant, or trying to conceive. (Do not rely on it as a form of birth control, though.) Side effects may include: headaches, dizziness, and vomiting.

Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Also known as: Stinging Nettle, Common Nettle, Chinese Nettle
Parts used: all

Nettles have been used for hundreds of yeas to treat a variety of ailments, from arthritis to stemming bleeding. Cooking the plant robs it of its skin-irritating properties. Young (cooked) nettle sh   (more info - Nettle)
WARNING: Newly picked nettle leaves may cause a rash. Do not take while pregnant.

Una del Gato, Peruvian (Uncaria surinamensis)

see Cats Claw

Uncaria (U surinamensis, U tomentosa)

See Cats Claw.

Usnea (Usnea)

Uva Ursi (Uva Ursi)


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