Something @bronzeagemantis briefly mentions in episode fourteen of Caribbean Rhythms (POLITICAL CONSERVATIONISM).
Uncaria tomentosa = Cat’s Claw
Benefits of CAEs: antioxidant protection, augmentation of DNA repair, anti-inflammation and immunomodulation.CAEs of UT (cat’s claw) have demonstrated efficacy as a multifunctional cytoprotective agent in both human and animal studies.
The combined results (below) suggest that CAE treatment facilitated almost complete recovery of OHC (outer hair cell) function following noise injury.
Subjects not treated with CAEs of UT showed that noise exposure induced permanent loss of DPOAE levels 1–4 weeks later.
Cytocochleograms of OHC counts from each group revealed that the noise exposure induced cellular loss, but CAE treatment limited the magnitude of the loss.
Humans treated with CAE showed a significant increase in blood plasma antioxidation levels which lead to beneficial systemic effects such as increased energy and concentration coupled with reduced incidence of headaches, general pain, sore throat, diarrhea and fatigue.
A notable volume of human, animal and in vitro experiments has demonstrated that treatment with CAEs of UT specifically augment endogenous DNA repair capacity which then restores cellular function after exposure to a variety of physical and chemical stressors.
Beyond a role in antioxidation, DNA repair & antiinflammation, CAEs are known to regulate endogenous molecules such as tryptophan, nicotinamide, collagen III, etc., & also function as protein synthesis enhancers, neuroprotectants, antibiotics, cytoprotectors and tumor inhibitors.
This experiment tested the hypothesis that CAEs of UT (cat’s claw) will augment recovery of sensory and neuronal functions following noise injury. Most results indicated that CAEs of UT repaired hearing cell damage after exposure to noise up to 4 weeks later.
This article was provided to BAPexandria courtesy of @ali__lennon