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Difficulty finding a materia medica for homeopathic uncaria tomentosa (cats claw).

Difficulty finding a materia medica for homeopathic uncaria tomentosa (cats claw).

Posted by: Sheri Miller

I am having difficulty finding a materia medica for homeopathic uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw). I can find plenty of information on the use of the herb, but very little on it as a homeopathic. I wonder if they are similar?
Thank you!

Hi Sheri,
I checked my various Materia Medica books, and so far, it does not seem that Cat’s Claw has been proven homeopathically (ie – taken long enough to see what kind of toxicity develops). As a herb, it is given to enhance immune function, increase enerty and stamina and I have seen it given for this in low homeopathic potencies (that tends to mimic the herbal picture), such as 1X or 3X.
Some more information here:

I hope this helps.

Thierry Clerc
Homeopath in Cambridge (UK)

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Thierry Clerc

Thierry Clerc LCPH, MSc practices homeopathy in Cambridge (England). He is a graduate of the College of Practical Homeopathy (London). Prior to this, he enjoyed a successful career as an executive in the telecommunications industry. When fate hit him with a severe bout of arthritis, he went back to France to see his old homeopath, and after prompt cure, decided to study and become one!


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