Cat's claw, or Una de Gato as the herb is known in Spanish, is an important crop in Peru and Brazil, where the majority of the world's supply is wild harvested. The powdered form of this rainforest botanical is typically encapsulated.
Cat’s claw is a perennial tropical vine that is native to the jungles of South and Central America, including Guatemala, Peru, Venezuela, and Trinidad. It is so-named because the woody vine features long, sharp thorns that resemble a cat’s claw. Other common names for the herb include uña de Gato, vilcacora, pot hook, and hawk claw.
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