Uncaria rhynchophylla

Uncaria rhynchophylla

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Uncaria
Species: U. rhynchophylla
Binomial name
Uncaria rhynchophylla
(Miq.) Jacks., 1897

Uncaria rhynchophylla (simplified Chinese: 钓钩藤; traditional Chinese: 釣鉤藤; pinyin: diào gōu téng; literally "fish hook vine") or the cat's claw herb is a plant species used in traditional Chinese medicine.

(+)-Catechin and (-)-epicatechin are found in the plant[1] as well as the alkaloid rhynchophylline.[2]


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