Cat’s Claw Herb Helps to Repair DNA, Detoxify the Liver, Revitalize the Blood of Smokers and Much More


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The Amazon Rainforest is home to an estimated 10 percent of all of the Earth’s species, as well as a vast array of unique healing plants that are still being discovered by drug companies, who have a permanent presence in the endlessly bountiful jungles.

Instead of sharing these rare, highly medicinal plants with the world, however, most pharmaceutical companies choose to instead steal their essence and turn them into synthetic drugs, which offer less healing benefits along with added toxicity in the form of side effects.

But while these plants don’t have the benefit of fancy marketing slogans and the media exposure of the latest “wonder drugs,” those who’ve tried them know first hand that these life-giving plants can be even more powerful than even the most expensive synthetic medicines.

The Amazon healing herb Una de Gato, aka Cat’s Claw, is one of them. Cat’s claw has long been taken by native tribes for its anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer effects, along with its ability to potentially help HIV and AIDS patients, repair damaged DNA, and much more.

With its distinctive vine-like structure and tiny claw shaped leaf at the bottom, Cat’s Claw is a powerful drainage herb known for cleansing the body from all manner of harmful organisms while helping to remove them from the human body through the lympathic system, which is often clogged due to the toxicity of the world around us and the stagnancy of our everyday lives.

Perhaps the biggest growing use of Cat’s Claw among  naturopathic doctors and healers is for moving and draining the lymphathic system — a huge benefit for anyone who works in a sedentary desk job or doesn’t exercise or sweat enough over the course of the week.

When taken consistently, Cat’s Claw may also help detoxify the body from some of the most damaging compounds found in the blood of smokers, especially under the care of a licensed naturopathic doctor.



Cat’s Claw Returns the Blood of Smokers to Normal in 2 Weeks?

Cat’s Claw may be especially useful for people who smoke according to a 1992 study from the University of Milan in Italy,which found that the blood of one smoker was essentially returned to normal (cleansed of mutagenic cancer-causing substances, at least) after just two weeks. 

Unfortunately this trial was not repeated in more subjects, but considering the well known draining, cleansing and purifying properties of the herb, it’s quite plausible that such a result could be replicated.

According to naturopathic doctor Todd Pesek, Cat’s Claw is a powerful detoxification agent with a seemingly endless list of health benefits, especially for older people who live a sedentary lifestyle and may eat inflammatory foods and/or smoke cigarettes.

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“Stagnancy and stressors lead to imbalance and continued imbalance leads to physical and spiritual illness,” he writes.

Cat’s Claw is used to remove stagnancy in the body first by being a superior bowel cleanser, and therefore helping to reset proper flora balance in the intestines. As a result, Cat’s Claw enhances the normal physiologic functioning, lymphatic drainage, and detoxification of the body.”

A full list of cat’s claw studies and benefits can be viewed here.

Breaking Down the Health Benefits of Cat’s Claw (In-Depth Video Discussion)

These and other the many other health benefits and uses of Cat’s Claw were discussed in the 10-minute audio segment below with my friend David Benjamin of the website, who has used Cat’s Claw extensively for years years along with his mother, a naturopathic practitioner in Michigan.

Listen to the video below for more info. If you’re short on time you can skip ahead to the following individual parts (see below):



You can try Cat’s Claw in a concentrated, pesticide and herbicide-free supplement from the Amazon Rainforest by clicking here (use code ‘HEALTHWORKS’ to receive a sizeable discount).

Click on the picture below to learn more, and scroll down to see notes on the video discussion on the healing powers of Cat’s Claw above.


I have taken this plant for years and I notice a difference in my calmness, mental clarity, and overall feelings of contentment while taking it consistently. The reason why is because Cat’s Claw is so useful for healing the liver, and the liver is connected to emotions and feelings of anger — something millions of people are being held prisoner by on a daily basis in today’s society.

Try the ‘AC-11’ Cat’s Claw supplement from HealthyCell here or click on the picture below to learn more.

This is the most concentrated and potent Cat’s Claw tablet you will find anywhere on the market, in my experience having taken Cat’s Claw supplements for nearly a decade.

Use Code ‘HEALTHWORKS’ to receive a discount on your purchase at checkout.

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:40: Una de Gato (Cat’s Claw) and its long history of safe use

1:30 Digestive health benefits of Una de Gato

1:55: How Cat’s Claw impacts your gut health

2:10: David’s pre-workout Una de Gato routine

2:35: Una de Gato’s effect on red blood cells

3:22: The World Health Conference on Una de Gato

4:05: Why Amazon Rainforest herbs are so potent

6:45: Study shows Una de Gato can return smokers’ blood to normal

7:23: Could Una de Gato provide benefits for autoimmune disease sufferers?

9:00: The best combo of Amazon Herbs for autoimmune disease


Alternatively, you can check out an organic Cat’s Claw supplement from the company Herbal Goodness, an independent company that offers single bottles of highly concentrated liquid Cat’s Claw as well as 12-packs of Organic Cat’s Claw for your drinking pleasure (I personally have found that the more Cat’s Claw I drink first thing in the morning, the better my overall health is, especially in terms of keeping weight off and supporting the health of my liver as it truly is one of the most incredible herbs on planet Earth [learn more or try it here]). 


Nicholas J. Meyer Founder

P.S. This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. See our full disclaimer here for more info.





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About Nick Meyer

Nick Meyer is a journalist who's been published in the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and several other outlets. He founded AltHealthWORKS in 2012 to showcase extraordinary stories of healing and the power of organic living, stories the mainstream media always seemed to miss. Check out Nick's Amazon best-seller 'Dirt Cheap Organic: 101 Tips For Going Organic on a Budget' by clicking here, as well as its sequel Dirt Cheap Weight Loss.