Uncaria tomentosa is a woody vine found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America. It is known as cat's claw or uña de gato in Spanish because of its claw-shaped thorns. The plant root bark is used in herbalism for a variety of ailments, and is sold as a dietary supplement.
cat's claw (plural cat's claws)
- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see cat, claw.
- Any of several species of plant having parts resembling the claw of a cat.
- Senegalia greggii, formerly Acacia greggii, a tree species native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico
- Acacia plumosa, a medicinal plant species native to Brazil
- Carpobrotus edulis, or uña de gato (Spanish: "cat's claw"), a plant species in the Aizoaceae family
- Dolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae family
- Grevillea alpina, a shrub species native to Australia
- Martynia annua, a plant species endemic to Brazil
- Mimosa nuttallii (formerly