Uncaria guianensis

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Uncaria guianensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Uncaria
Species: U. guianensis
Binomial name
Uncaria guianensis
(Aubl.) J.F.Gmel.

Uncaria guianensis, cat's claw, is a plant species in the genus Uncaria found in the Amazon biome. Other names for the plant include uña de gato, Paraguayo and vincaria.[1]

U. guianensis contains many phytochemicals ((-)-epicatechin, alkaloid, beta-Sitosterol, campesterol, campherol, catechol, catechutannic acid, chlorogenic acid, ellagic acid, gallic acid, hyperin, oleanolic acid, rutin, stigmasterol, ursolic acid)[1] and proanthocyanidin B1[2] and proanthocyanidin B2,[3] B type proanthocyanidins, in the root.


  1. ^ a b Uncaria guianensis on liberherbarum.com
  2. ^ liberherbarum.com, proanthocyanidin-B1
  3. ^ liberherbarum.com, Proanthocyanidin-B2

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