A food supplement to support your health.
Extracts such as tinctures or essences offer a convenient alternative to herbal teas. They may also be used in food, food supplements, cosmetics and as a starter ingredient by herbalists in prescription formulas.
Uncaria tomentosa extracted in sugar beet ethanol (alcohol). The part used is the bark. The strength is 1:3 60%.
Adults: Take up to 5 ml, 3 times a day in a little water, unless otherwise told by a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. This amount may be added to cold or warm water, juice or another drink.
Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness.
Some herbs can cause side effects. For more information about potential side effects of this herb please visit our Herbs A-Z section. If a side effect is experienced please let us know.
Foods, herbs and food supplements can interact with some medicines. For more information on potential interactions for this herb please visit our Herbs A-Z section and consult your medical herbalist or doctor before taking this herb.
In a published study, a product called Samento containing Uncaria tomentosa extract showed inhibitory potential on CYP3A4. Caution is required when using Uncaria tomentosa concomitantly with pharmaceutical drugs that use CYP3A4.
In-depth information about the traditional uses of this herb can be found in our Herbs A-Z section.
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