Uncaria tomentosa Health effects and herbal facts
Uncaria tomentosa is a woody vine found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America, which derives its name from its claw-shaped thorns. It is used as an alternative medicine in the treatment of a variety of ailments. Other common names include: hawk's claw, pot hook, and sparrowhawk nail.
Economic importance of Uncaria tomentosa
- SOUTHERN AMERICA
- Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago
- Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama
- Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
- Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru