Cat's Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa)

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    1. Danny Boy
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      Cats claw can potentially work to alleviate tinnitus "Anticonvulsants: In animal research, hirsutine and hirsuteine (extracted from cat's claw) had anticonvulsant effects in mice (2). In vivo, isorhynchophylline and rhynchophylline has demonstrated effects in central nervous system diseases, such as epileptic seizures"

      So has anyone tried it? Did it do anything? If not, why not try it?

      Also http://www.longecity.org/forum/topi...most-gone-after-one-single-dose-of-cats-claw/

      And http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21762882

      Available from:
      http://www.amazon.com/Source-Naturals-Cats-1000mg-Tablets/dp/B0014GZM0C/
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Source-Naturals-Cats-Claw-Tablets/dp/B0014GZM0C/
      http://www.healthmonthly.co.uk/swanson_cats_claw_250_capsules
       
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    2. RaZaH
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      Have you tried it yet ? I might buy some , if the customs dont consider it cocaine and stop it. :p
      I have tried buying supplements but they always get stopped for some reason (they contain something they do not like) ?

      I would try Dog's Crap if it worked !
       
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    3. RaZaH
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      This is what the link says "Today, the noise is easly half anoying than it was yesterday, not completely gone but certainly reduced" and no follow up , could easily be just normal variation. Still interesting though.
       
    4. Danny Boy
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      It's worth a shot....They did say they tried a lot of other supplements but nothing worked. And there's evidence to back up the claims. At £10 delivered for a bottle of 250 capsules at 500mg why not try some?
       
    5. RaZaH
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      I will, thanks mate :)
       
    6. Fiore
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      I take this!! Cats claw tea!! and yes it works for me :) I have been stating this all over the forum is lowers my T, its a natural anti inflammatory herb :) and has helped many, some cancer patients take it too. Its best to get it in its pure form the bark or the leaves. If not the organic tea bags work just as well for me :)
       
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    7. cqman
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      I tried some herb which including Uncaria Tomentosa about one year before. Useless, I still have some at hand.
       
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    8. Danny Boy
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      Was it in capsule form?
       
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    9. cqman
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      no, in granules.
       
    10. Danny Boy
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      So powder?
       
    11. cqman
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      Yes. As far as I know it's good for high blood pressure.
       
    12. Danny Boy
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      Wait a second, you said the herb you tried included cats claw? So it wasn't in it's pure form?
       
    13. cqman
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      yes, with another herb named Gastrodia elata.
       
    14. Danny Boy
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      Maybe try the pure form, it seems like others have had success with this herb, so why not try again?
       
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    15. Fiore
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      @cqman yes I say try it alone, preferably in tea bag form or using the bark. Both have helped me.

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    16. Fiore
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      Please note Cats Claw is not for lactating mothers or pregnant women. Also not recommended for children under 3.

      My tea box has this website-maybe you guys can obtain from there.
      http://www.sunkatea.com/
       
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    17. Danny Boy
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      How much lower would you say, it lowered your tinnitus by?
       
    18. Fiore
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      I'd say fairly low I always take it mornings/nights and it lowers it enough for me to sleep with no masking noise. I take it every other day.
       
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    19. Danny Boy
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      So was your tinnitus really bad before taking cats claw? Because if it was, sounds like cats claw is natures trobalt lol
       
    20. Fiore
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      @Danny Boy Before steroids it was like crickets i say at at a 6-7 out of 10 after steroids it went down to a 3/10 and with cats claw its minimal 1-2/10 doesn't really bother me after cats claw and i can stand being in a silent room :)
      I read you are getting the capsules get your hands on some tea bags as well the warm/hot tea can also help with any inflammation you may have going on in your throat/mouth you can easily find it in any organic stores or tea places look in the imports sections.

      If any of you can't find any in your region. I can mail (can you even mail herbs?) :unsure: some out to you guys just a bit to see if it helps you, both in bark form or tea bags. Though in eBay I believe you can find the teas and barks there's a lot of selection though preferably the cats claw coming from Argentina or Peru.
       
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    21. Rudy

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      what strength are you taking 500mg?
       
    22. Danny Boy
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      I'm glad it works for you...So the steroids when about did you take them? I mean, how long into the tinnitus did you take them? I'm asking as maybe it could help me, what were they called?
       
    23. Danny Boy
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      Tried some tea today and it seems to have lowered my tinnitus, so it does work! Awesomeness! Looking forward to getting my capsules.
       
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    24. Christian78
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      progressive tinnitus, time of expiring in next 3-6 months
      but you said you have no tinnitus with usage of trobalt?
       
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    25. Fiore
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      I took them about 2-3 weeks into T..I waited I was uneasy about taking steroids and coming out worse than before. Deflazacort (Calcort brand) 30mg 3 times a day every 8 hours for 5 days :)

      Im glad it's helping you! its a natural anti inflammatory herb so there must be some inflammations going on somewhere.
       
    26. Danny Boy
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      I have taken cats tea alongside trobalt and my t has completely vanished!
       
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    27. Danny Boy
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      I have taken cats tea alongside trobalt and my t has completely vanished!
       
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    28. Danny Boy
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      I said I could still hear it, but it's gone it's a zero now! Before it was a 2-3.
       
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    29. preslys

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      Did you try cats tea without trobalt ?
       
    30. Danny Boy
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      Just had it after trobalt.
       

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