RIO AMAZON Cat`s Claw Loose Tea 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 may help 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.
Cat’s Claw is a bitter herb, which is why Rio Trading Cat’s claw teabags contain added Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamon and Orange peel, giving the tea a pleasant, warming taste, making it ideal for the cold winter months. The loose tea contains no additives, but spices can be added to taste.
Benefits of RIO AMAZON Cats Claw Loose Tea:
- Also known as `Uña de gato`.
- Helps to maintain flexible joints.
- Contributes to the immune system.
RIO AMAZON is inspired by the wonderful herbs which grow in abundance all over the Amazon rainforest. These herbs have evolved unique chemical compounds and have traditionally been used by the people who live in the region, who believe they offer a variety of health benefits.
All RIO AMAZON products are certified Organic by the Soil Association, and their teabags are unbleached and completely plastic-free. Their selection of high-quality botanical extracts and superfoods is free from unnecessary additives and fillers.