This herb possesses curative powers, like lowering the risk of cancer, because it decreases the proliferation of chemical acid. Chief among its virtues are alkaloids, oxindoles, glycosides, polyphenols, terpenes and steroids.
People undergoing chemotherapy should take cat’s claw because it alleviates the side effects of the treatment. But it is important to stress that pregnant women should not consume this plant because it can trigger miscarriages. Patients who have received organ transplants, skin grafts or who are breast-feeding should also avoid taking cat’s claw.
The plant is also a natural remedy for various stomach ailments because it thoroughly cleanses the intestinal tract. The alkaloids in cat’s claw improve brain function, which could help treat diseases like Alzheimer's.
But the most amazing benefit of this Peruvian superfood is its ability to repair DNA. This plant’s effects work at the cellular level and help preserve the integrity of DNA.