Cat’s Claw and Gut Health
By Viana Muller, PhD

Cat’s Claw and Gut Health

Traditionally, Cat’s Claw has a long history of use for conditions related to digestion and elimination, including nausea, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, bloating, and food intolerances. Modern medicine now recognizes that Cat’s Claw’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a transformer of the microbiome, the term used to describe the mix of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live in our gut and intestines.

Dr. Brent Davis, a leading researcher in herbal and botanical medicine, has said that Cat’s Claw “has the ability to break through severe intestinal derangements that no other available products can touch.” Cat’s Claw is now an increasingly popular part of a healthy cleanse or detox and is often recommended as a complement to treatments for Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and ulcerative colitis, among other conditions.

We’ve heard from many clients who reported extraordinary results using Cat’s Claw for gut health issues. Laura T. wrote us: “Royal Cat’s Claw ™ Tea has made a big difference with my lower digestive issues. I have leaky gut, food allergies and fibromyalgia. This tea has been very helpful; reducing symptoms and lessening food allergies.”

Teresa B. found Cat’s Claw the solution to her constipation. “All my life I have struggled with constipation, sometimes taking an hour to get anything out. I used to take Cascara Sagrada to help, but because I’m sensitive and it can be irritating to the colon, I didn’t like taking it so much. When I take a maintenance dose of Royal Cat’s Claw ™ a few days a week, I feel like a normal person every day! Everything comes out easily and quickly without strain or pain. What a relief for me. Thank you for this product!”

It can even be helpful for nausea and diarrhea, as I discovered when I developed food poisoning from eating contaminated seviche in Lima about five years ago. If I could only take one botanical with me when travelling, it would be Cat’s Claw. I consider it indispensable.