Cats Claw

Chaz Kussoy ckussoy at
Thu Aug 8 11:12:43 EST 1996

I have been taking Cat's Claw for about 3 months, working up to what 
I understand to be a "therapeutic dose" (3000 mg/day).  I am taking the 
Cat's Claw for help with connective tissue disease/fibromyalgia (with 
severe muscle pain & contraction) and CFIDS symptoms.  

Thus far I have not yet noticed any beneficial results (I'm up to 2400 
mg/day).  However, I am experiencing some distressing colon & 
gallbladder/ liver congestion.  I'm not sure if this is a result of the 
Cat's Claw or not.  I'm still hanging in with it, hoping that after 
reaching "therapeutic dose" for awhile I'll experience some positive results.

Is there anyone else out there taking Cat's Claw who can offer personal 
experiences??  I'd like to hear experiences, positive and/or negative.

Marty Jaye
<ckussoy at>

On Sun, 4 Aug 1996, solis wrote:

> Michael Wright wrote:
> > 
> > In article <21508181596747ntc at>, kistech at says...
> > >
> > >Please share any information on Cats Claw from the rain forrest in
> > Peru.
> > >A reply by e-mail would be nice as well as a thread on this news group.
> > >
> > >Jim
> > >
> > >-----------------------------------------------------------------
> > >James L. Kistner aware at
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> > >Cave City, Ar. 72521
> > >USA BBS 1-501-283-5378 2000-0800 CDT
> > >using NETcetera II 2.51 (Registered)
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> > >
> > CAT'S CLAW (Uncaria tomentosa)
> > That Wondrous Herb from the Peruvian Rain Forest
> >       (by Phillip N Steinberg, Certified Nutritional Consultant)
> > [snip]
> > In closing, I would like to mention that I am involved in the ongoing
> > research of Cat's Claw and
> > other herbs from the Peruvian Amazon. I am particularly interested in
> > hearing from anyone who
> > has used Cat's claw and what results they have obtained.
> My uncle, now living in Cordoba Argentina, 6 months agao, he was given 3 months to 
> live by his doctor, for a cancer which had consumed most of his liver, and spread to 
> his aorta.  He has been drinking Cat's Claw tea (cold) everytime he is thirsty or has 
> a need for liquid.  His urine smells and looks like the tea, and this seems to be the 
> only undesirable side effect.  His color is back, he is no longer bound to his bed... 
> he goes camping, and is involved in sports, etc...
> Solis

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