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Cat's claw and stevia leaves - Uncaria tomentosa

Uncaria tomentosa

Catégories : Plantes médicinales
Uncaria_tomentosa (Wikipedia)

Uncaria tomentosa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Rubiaceae
Genus:Uncaria
Species:
U. tomentosa
Binomial name
Uncaria tomentosa

Uncaria tomentosa is a woody vine found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America. It is known as cat's claw or uña de gato in Spanish because of its claw-shaped thorns. The plant root bark is used in herbalism for a variety of ailments, and is sold as a dietary supplement.

Cat's Claw (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

cat's claw (plural cat's claws)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see cat,‎ claw.
  2. Any of several species of plant having parts resembling the claw of a cat.
    1. Senegalia greggii, formerly Acacia greggii, a tree species native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico
    2. Acacia plumosa, a medicinal plant species native to Brazil
    3. Carpobrotus edulis, or uña de gato (Spanish: "cat's claw"), a plant species in the Aizoaceae family
    4. Dolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae family
    5. Grevillea alpina, a shrub species native to Australia
    6. Martynia annua, a plant species endemic to Brazil
    7. Mimosa nuttallii (formerly
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