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Cat's Claw Tea

£4.99

SKU: 20556
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  • Botanical from the Amazon
  • Has been used by Ashaninka people of Peru for at least 2000 years
  • Rich in active constituents

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa), or Uña de Gato, is a climbing vine from the Peruvian Amazon.  It gains its name from the barbed ‘claws’ with which it climbs the rainforest canopy. 

Our Cat’s Claw tea bags contain added Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamon and Orange peel, giving the tea a pleasant, warming taste which will make you want to curl up with a good book.

Cat’s Claw or ‘Uña de gato’ is a climbing vine that is native to the Peruvian Amazon and gains its name from the barbed ‘claws’ with which it climbs the jungle canopy. Cat’s Claw has been used by rainforest tribes to contribute to the immune system and helps to maintain flexible joints, and it is still well known for these benefits today.

There are many actives in Cat's Claw - including alkaloids thought to contribute to the immune system, and a group of chemicals called quinovic acid glycosides. Other actives are carboxyl alkyl esters, sterols (beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol and campesterol) and antioxidants.

360mg pure shredded Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) bark, Orange peel, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Ginger.

Teabags:  Infuse in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes

Loose Tea: Put 3 heaped teaspoons (5g) of Cat's Claw into a saucepan with 3 cups (600ml) of cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and serve. Add sugar or honey as desired. Drink 3 cups per day, or as recommended by your health practitioner.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

The Rio Amazon Tea Range brings you a selection of unique, high-quality botanicals in plastic free teabags. Our teas are also available as loose teas or in powder form.

Cat’s Claw or ‘Uña de gato’ is a climbing vine that is native to the Peruvian Amazon and gains its name from the barbed ‘claws’ with which it climbs the jungle canopy. Cat’s Claw has been used by rainforest tribes to contribute to the immune system and helps to maintain flexible joints, and it is still well known for these benefits today.

There are many actives in Cat's Claw - including alkaloids thought to contribute to the immune system, and a group of chemicals called quinovic acid glycosides. Other actives are carboxyl alkyl esters, sterols (beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol and campesterol) and antioxidants.

360mg pure shredded Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) bark, Orange peel, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Ginger.

Teabags:  Infuse in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes

Loose Tea: Put 3 heaped teaspoons (5g) of Cat's Claw into a saucepan with 3 cups (600ml) of cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and serve. Add sugar or honey as desired. Drink 3 cups per day, or as recommended by your health practitioner.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

The Rio Amazon Tea Range brings you a selection of unique, high-quality botanicals in plastic free teabags. Our teas are also available as loose teas or in powder form.

Good if you're feeling...

Stiff and achy.

How it tastes

Cat’s Claw is a bitter herb, which is why Rio Trading Cat’s Claw tea bags contain added Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamon and Orange peel, giving the tea a pleasant, warming taste. The loose tea contains no additives, but spices can be added.