Did you see Gunnel's response to your post? 2 posts below yours.
I have chronic Lyme disease. Did this really work? How sick we're you? I was house bound and often bedridden sick for 2+ years. I stopped conventional therapies. I'm seeing a healer now and I'm the best I've ever been. I still have bad days but nothing compared to before! I took cats claw for a little while and just started up again a few days ago and have more energy. I'm wondering if it is the cat's claw!
sonya, try monalaurin coconut oil. i believe this will clear up the lyme disease
what strength and how many drops /day do you use?
i use to take a remedy of herbs including the following. 20 drops of chaga extract, 4 caps of cats claw, 4 caps of kelp, 4 caps of spirulina, and a tbls of omega 3-6-9 (orange swirl) daily... I stopped taking it because i was having a slight reaction to one of them. Im not sure which one. All that was happening is that i was getting tiny blisters on my fingers and infections in the cuticle of my fingers. I stopped taking everything but the chaga. I now realize that even though the reactions stopped when i stopped taking the product, that the benefits of taking them outweight the cons... I believe that the infections were actually caused by the cleansing. The infections were being pushed into my finger tips, which is the bosy way of cleaning its self. I believe this was actually a positive responce and I will be taking them again starting today. I can deal with my fingers having issues, because while i was taking this stuff i never got sick, i never had an outbreak of mrsa, which happens to me every 2-3 months, i was losing weight, and i had a lot more energy.
For many years I experienced chronic bronchitis and as a result I found myself on antibiotics quite frequently.....it was a debilitating health issue. After several years of bronchitis attacks I came across an article about Cat's Claw extract and it's ability to stimulate the immune system. I started taking 100 mg 2x/day and unbelievably all occurrences of bronchitis ceased. To this day I'm still on this regime.
For an entire year I could not walk without the aid of a walker my osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis was so bad in my knees and ankles and even my feet I couldn't even put pressure on them and I would drag me legs behind me. I started taking Cat's Claw on aug.15th 2011 the first thing I noticed after 2 weeks was that the swelling in my left leg went down completely and by Sept. 9th I was up and walking without my walker and I haven't touched it since. i couldn't use the stairs before I took cat's claw and now i can run....this is a miracle supplement to me...I will never stop taking cat's claw!
I love cats claw.
I have allergies & get very tired & feeling bad.
Also have Epstein Barr & arthritisWhen ever I feel as though im going to get ill & get on the cats claw,and, only have to take it for a day or two ,and that's it.I work in the a lot of different stores,& exposed to all kind of germs.A vendor for greeting cards, and I very seldom get sick.It truly does work.
I suffered from Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities for 25 years. It got so bad I was bed ridden and could not leave the house. I did all I could to make myself heathy. It only worked to a point. Then one day I read about Lyme's and the connection with my symptoms. I was never diagnosed with lymes, but when the article told about Cat's Claw, I figured, 'what have I got to loose'. I took it faithfully, knowing things take time. After 2 months the Fibromyalgia suddenly made a huge improvement. Started walking a mile or more a day. About one year on the herb, I found I could go into public without getting sick from the environment. One thing though. I have to take it daily, since it seems only to control things as long as I take it.
I take cats claw whenever I start to feel like I'm coming down with something. 30 - 40 drops 2 or 3 times a day. Works every time!
Samento, the TOA free cats claw was very very helpful with my lymes disease.
I have been taking 1 Cat's Claw 500 mg every morning and it boosts the immune system. No side effects noticed thus far.
Cat Claw is also a phyto estradiol, binding to those receptors, useful against hot flashes and preserving our women's bones, could be combined with integral sesame seeds, high in Calcium, and some sunshine for the vit. D binding.
For Dianes son (astma) and other respiratory disorders, I'd rather recommend Farfara (Tusilago), opens up respiratory tract, and is anti inflammatory. Best taken as hot as possible.