Cats Claw is a herb commonly known as Ura De Gate, its Spanish name, which is used in Peruvian medicines for a number of health related problems.
These include digestive and stomach complaints as well as arthritic pain.
Not since quinine was discovered in the bark of a Peruvian tree during the 17th Century has any other rain forest plant created such world wide attention.
They call it the miracle herb of the rain forest.
They say that its the anti-inflammatory qualities that have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis and gout.