Cat's claw scratching away at the immune system?

TreatmentUpdate. 1999 Nov 1;11(8):1-2.
[Article in English, French]


AIDS: A brief review of the herb Cat's Claw, its history, and its effect on hormones, cancer, and HIV/AIDS is provided. A study involving 13 persons with HIV/AIDS taking the herb is also described. Since little is known about the herb, Cat's Claw has no clear benefits or usefulness in treating HIV/AIDS.

Publication types

  • Newspaper Article

MeSH terms

  • Cat's Claw / chemistry
  • Cat's Claw / therapeutic use*
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • HIV Infections / immunology
  • Humans
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plants, Medicinal*