Have you ever heard of cat’s claw tea and yellow uxi? Combining these two herbs is well known as a natural treatment for uterine problems and to help you get pregnant. In this article, you will find out if the drink is really effective for this purpose and know its other benefits and indications. The cat’s claw ( Uncaria tomentosa or Uncaria guianensis ) is a climbing plant native to the Amazon and is named for its thorns that look a lot like cats’ claws. The yellow uxi ( Endopleura Uchi ) is a tree that can reach 30 meters in height and produces pod-shaped fruit. It is also native to the Amazon, especially in the state of Pará. Both are considered medicinal herbs and can be used to treat various health problems. See below for more information about cat’s claw tea and yellow uxi tea and guidelines on how and for how long to take it, as well as its possible side effects.

Benefits of yellow uxi tea and cat’s claw

Among the benefits of yellow uxi tea and cat’s claw, we can mention its uterine action, efficiency in treating fibroids, cysts, inflammation in the ovaries, uterus, and menstrual irregularities. They can also be used in cases of gastritis, urinary tract infections, rheumatism and malignant tumors.

According to the book “The Power of Herbs: Natural Life” by the herbalist André Resende, the cat’s claw is a famous anti-rheumatic, which helps to alleviate pain in the legs and back. Furthermore, it is used against venereal diseases. Cat’s claw was also studied at the ABC Medical School in São Paulo, where the result was that the plant is excellent for reducing fatigue in cancer patients.

Cat’s claw tea also has actions against flu and viruses, acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, stimulates the immune system, improves blood circulation, and fights fluid retention.

The yellow uxi, also according to André Resende’s book, is used mainly for inflammation in the uterus and fibroids. Yellow uxi tea has anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antioxidant, antitumor, and antiviral properties. It is also depurative. It purifies the body of its toxins and waste, and it is also diuretic, vermifuge, immunostimulant, and regenerating.

Yellow uxi tea can also be effective in reducing and curing liver disease. In 2012, scientific research carried out by a medical student at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) evaluated the use of yellow uxi tea to help reduce fat in the liver.

The study was done with laboratory rats, and the results showed that the animals that consumed the tea showed a decrease or complete elimination of fat in the liver. The infusion also helped the animals’ significant weight loss, increased good cholesterol (HDL), and decreased triglycerides and bad cholesterol (LDL).

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Do you lose weight?

If you are unsure whether a cat’s claw tea and yellow uxi slimming, it is important to know, first, that they can only act as adjuvants in the weight loss process. No tea should be considered miraculous to lose weight, as well as any specific food.

In the case of a cat’s claw, its antioxidant and diuretic properties can help eliminate fat and prevent fluid retention, reducing body swelling. This tea can also help improve digestion.

In the case of the yellow uxi, the biologist specialized in clinical phytotherapy, Daniel Forjaz, says that a survey by the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) analyzed the plant’s performance against obesity. “The university analyzed the properties of yellow uxi and realized that it inhibits the action of pancreatic lipase, which is an enzyme that facilitates the absorption of fat by our body,” he reveals.

Thus, by inhibiting pancreatic lipase, fats are less absorbed by our body. This makes the yellow uxi help in the process of weight reduction and obesity control.

However, in any case, cat claw tea and yellow uxi tea should be part of a routine with healthy habits. Without a balanced diet and regular exercise, it’s no use drinking these teas.

Get pregnant?

One of the best-known actions of yellow uxi and cat claw tea is that they fight infertility and increase the chances of pregnancy. In a way, the combination of these teas can help get pregnant, and this is because these plants treat the uterine problems that hinder fertilization.

The association of these two plants forms a powerful compound that helps treat problems in the female reproductive system, such as fibroids, cysts, polycystic ovaries, uterine inflammation, endometriosis, candidiasis, and irregular menstruation. There are many reports of success among women who used teas for these purposes.

In addition, studies carried out by the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) and the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA) have shown that the combination of these teas reduces endometrial symptoms by up to 60% and that it is one of the uterine diseases that most hinders the fertilization.

According to biologist Juan Revilla, a specialist in research and alternative treatment with medicinal herbs and a researcher at the National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA), the two plants act in a complementary way in the body. The anti-inflammatory effect generated by the cat’s claw helps the action of the yellow uxi.

“Cat’s claw has anti-inflammatory properties and, therefore, is very effective in the treatment of tumors and candidiasis. The yellow uxi has properties that treat menstrual disorders, inflammation of the uterus, fibroids, and hemorrhages”, explains the biologist, Ph.D. in botany.

However, the use of this combination to get pregnant is questionable for some doctors. They warn of the danger of combining tea with other medications or even substituting essential treatments for some diseases for the drink.

Fibroids, for example, are tumors that can increase in size and even cause bleeding. They affect about 50% of women between the ages of 30 and 50, and, although benign, they cannot be cured. In some cases, it may even be necessary to remove the uterus.

Therefore, consuming these teas should always be done under the supervision of gynecologists and/or other specialist physicians, following the recommendations and due care indicated by them.

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Juan also advises that herbal treatment be done only after consultation with a doctor and that only herbal specialists can indicate the best way to use these teas.

Indications and side effects

In addition to being a great natural treatment option for uterine diseases, such as the cysts and fibroids already mentioned, yellow uxi is also indicated for other problems. Among them, we can mention diabetes, gastric ulcers, inflammation, pain, fungus, prostate problems, and even to prevent tumors and degenerative diseases.

According to Daniel Forjaz, the fungicidal action of yellow uxi acts mainly on fungi that cause candidiasis. Its effectiveness in treating this problem has already been proven in many studies. Its analgesic action has also been proven, being very efficient for menstrual cramps.

Regarding diabetes, yellow uxi reduces carbohydrate processing, causing the glycemic index to decrease. This helps a lot in controlling diabetes, especially type 2. It also has brain protective action, preventing degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and also improves blood flow and helps treat urinary infections.

The biologist also explains that the main active principle of yellow uxi is bergenin. “Bergenine is present in the uxi bark. It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, acts as an inhibitor of the progression of HIV, helps treat kidney and liver problems, and is also antitumor, which is why it is so efficient for the treatment of fibroids,” he adds.

A survey carried out by the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) also confirmed the effectiveness of yellow uxi tea in treating and preventing digestive system problems. According to studies, the plant protects the stomach, prevents gastritis, and helps treat ulcers.

Regarding side effects, Daniel says that no relevant toxicity parameters were found if yellow uxi tea is used in the recommended doses. However, pregnant and lactating women should not use it, as the plant acts on the uterus and can harm the fetus.

It is also contraindicated for children and patients who have undergone a transplant, as it can lead to bleeding. High doses of tea can also cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal problems. In the case of severe, moderate, or chronic illnesses, medical advice is essential.

How long to drink the drink?

In general, for those trying to get pregnant, herbalists recommend consuming cat’s claw tea and yellow uxi as soon as menstruation appears until the first fertile day. Consuming teas for a week can bring the desired effect.

However, to be sure of how long to take the drink, it is necessary to consult a specialist to assess each case individually. Many women end up taking these teas indiscriminately and without medical advice to treat uterine problems, which is very risky.

It is important to keep in mind that self-medication and overdose are very dangerous and can cause further health problems even when it comes to medicinal plants.

Always look for a naturopath, a herbalist, or a nutritionist, so that they can guide you on which dose of herbs is right for you, how and for how long to take, and know if in your particular case there are no contraindications.

And remember: the use of cat’s claw tea and yellow uxi must never replace the medical monitoring and treatments indicated by them.

How to make cat’s nail tea and yellow uxi

Want to learn how to make yellow uxi and cat’s claw tea? Now that you know that these teas are for getting pregnant and you have discovered their benefits, indications, and side effects, write down the recipe to make at home.

Teas must be made separately. The medicinal properties of these plants are more concentrated in the barks.

Use 1 tablespoon (dessert) of the crushed husks of each of the herbs to a cup of water. Bring the mixture to the fire and simmer for about 10 minutes. Afterward, let it rest for about 5 minutes, strain and drink. The ideal is to have the yellow uxi tea in the morning and the cat’s claw tea in the afternoon or evening.