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    Hi All,
    Does anyone have any knowledge of the use of “Cat’s Claw” (Uncaria tomentosa)
    ( a woody vine native to the Amazon rainforest and other places in South and Central America ) to help boost a frogs immune system?
    Apparently the use of an alcohol free version of it ( found ie health food store) can be use to create a bath for a frog.
    It has been used to reduce the (opportunistic) bacterial and fungal infections that frogs are commonly affected by due to exposed to stress.

    Lynn
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    Default Re: Cat's Claw?

    Quote Originally Posted by flybyferns View Post
    Hi All,
    Does anyone have any knowledge of the use of “Cat’s Claw” (Uncaria tomentosa)
    ( a woody vine native to the Amazon rainforest and other places in South and Central America ) to help boost a frogs immune system?
    Apparently the use of an alcohol free version of it ( found ie health food store) can be use to create a bath for a frog.
    It has been used to reduce the (opportunistic) bacterial and fungal infections that frogs are commonly affected by due to exposed to stress.

    Lynn
    Whoops
    that should be ----- due to exposure to stress.
    Current Collection
    Dendrobates leucomelas - standard morph
    Dendrobates auratus “Costa Rican Green Black"
    Dendrobates auratus "Pena Blanca"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “New River”
    Dendrobates tinctorius "Green Sipaliwini"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “Powder Blue"
    Dendrobates tinctorius "French Guiana Dwarf Cobalt"

    Phyllobates terribilis “Mint”
    Phyllobates terribilis "Orange"
    Phyllobates bicolor "Uraba"

    Oophaga pumilio "Black Jeans"
    Oophaga pumilio "Isla Popa"
    Oophaga pumilio "Bastimentos"
    Oophaga pumilio “Mimbitimbi”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Colubre"
    Oophaga pumilio "Red Frog Beach”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Branco"
    Oophaga pumilio “Valle del Rey”
    Oophaga pumilio "BriBri"
    Oophaga pumilio "El Dorado"
    Oophaga pumilio "Cristobal"
    Oophaga pumilio "Rambala"

    Oophaga “Vicentei” (blue)

    Oophaga sylvatica "Paru"
    Oophaga sylvatica "Pata Blanca"
    Oophaga histrionica “Redhead”
    Oophaga histrionica "Blue"
    Oophaga lehmanni "Red"
    Oophaga histrionica "Tado"

    Ranitomeya variabilis "Southern"
    Ranitomeya imitator "Varadero"
    Ranitomeya sirensis "Lower Ucayali"
    Ranitomeya vanzolinii

    http://www.fernsfrogs.com
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    Default Re: Cat's Claw?

    Quote Originally Posted by flybyferns View Post
    Hi All,
    Does anyone have any knowledge of the use of “Cat’s Claw” (Uncaria tomentosa)
    ( a woody vine native to the Amazon rainforest and other places in South and Central America ) to help boost a frogs immune system?
    Apparently the use of an alcohol free version of it ( found ie health food store) can be use to create a bath for a frog.
    It has been used to reduce the (opportunistic) bacterial and fungal infections that frogs are commonly affected by due to exposed to stress.

    Lynn
    Wow, Lynn! That's such an interesting question! Are you thinking of planting it in your vivarium? It's a beautiful plant. Or, are you thinking of treating a frog?
    I would love to know if anyone has any info on this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolisnide View Post
    Wow, Lynn! That's such an interesting question! Are you thinking of planting it in your vivarium? It's a beautiful plant. Or, are you thinking of treating a frog?
    I would love to know if anyone has any info on this...
    Hi Lindsey,
    I had not thought of planting it? That is a really great idea!!! I read an article on it - specifically for frogs . ( can not find the article in my Google history)
    It was based on an Australian research study. I'll share wen I find it. Let's look for seeds ???? I love projects like this.
    I found the supplement in a wild by nature - but it was tablet form. The liquid is readily available online. I would not use it unless I was VERY certain it was 100% safe.
    (The reason this caught my eye ---- I have a A. moreletii that is giving me trouble eating on her own.

    Talk to you soon!
    Lynn
    Current Collection
    Dendrobates leucomelas - standard morph
    Dendrobates auratus “Costa Rican Green Black"
    Dendrobates auratus "Pena Blanca"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “New River”
    Dendrobates tinctorius "Green Sipaliwini"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “Powder Blue"
    Dendrobates tinctorius "French Guiana Dwarf Cobalt"

    Phyllobates terribilis “Mint”
    Phyllobates terribilis "Orange"
    Phyllobates bicolor "Uraba"

    Oophaga pumilio "Black Jeans"
    Oophaga pumilio "Isla Popa"
    Oophaga pumilio "Bastimentos"
    Oophaga pumilio “Mimbitimbi”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Colubre"
    Oophaga pumilio "Red Frog Beach”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Branco"
    Oophaga pumilio “Valle del Rey”
    Oophaga pumilio "BriBri"
    Oophaga pumilio "El Dorado"
    Oophaga pumilio "Cristobal"
    Oophaga pumilio "Rambala"

    Oophaga “Vicentei” (blue)

    Oophaga sylvatica "Paru"
    Oophaga sylvatica "Pata Blanca"
    Oophaga histrionica “Redhead”
    Oophaga histrionica "Blue"
    Oophaga lehmanni "Red"
    Oophaga histrionica "Tado"

    Ranitomeya variabilis "Southern"
    Ranitomeya imitator "Varadero"
    Ranitomeya sirensis "Lower Ucayali"
    Ranitomeya vanzolinii

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    Default Re: Cat's Claw?

    Thanks,
    I saw this also . I am trying to track down the original research mentioned on this site as well.
    ( that site mentions "reference material available? ) . I have to read it again- maybe I have to email them for it?
    I will work on it over the weekend. And pot if I find.
    Thanks again,Lynn
    Current Collection
    Dendrobates leucomelas - standard morph
    Dendrobates auratus “Costa Rican Green Black"
    Dendrobates auratus "Pena Blanca"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “New River”
    Dendrobates tinctorius "Green Sipaliwini"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “Powder Blue"
    Dendrobates tinctorius "French Guiana Dwarf Cobalt"

    Phyllobates terribilis “Mint”
    Phyllobates terribilis "Orange"
    Phyllobates bicolor "Uraba"

    Oophaga pumilio "Black Jeans"
    Oophaga pumilio "Isla Popa"
    Oophaga pumilio "Bastimentos"
    Oophaga pumilio “Mimbitimbi”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Colubre"
    Oophaga pumilio "Red Frog Beach”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Branco"
    Oophaga pumilio “Valle del Rey”
    Oophaga pumilio "BriBri"
    Oophaga pumilio "El Dorado"
    Oophaga pumilio "Cristobal"
    Oophaga pumilio "Rambala"

    Oophaga “Vicentei” (blue)

    Oophaga sylvatica "Paru"
    Oophaga sylvatica "Pata Blanca"
    Oophaga histrionica “Redhead”
    Oophaga histrionica "Blue"
    Oophaga lehmanni "Red"
    Oophaga histrionica "Tado"

    Ranitomeya variabilis "Southern"
    Ranitomeya imitator "Varadero"
    Ranitomeya sirensis "Lower Ucayali"
    Ranitomeya vanzolinii

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    Default Re: Cat's Claw?

    Quote Originally Posted by flybyferns View Post
    Hi Lindsey,
    I had not thought of planting it? That is a really great idea!!! I read an article on it - specifically for frogs . ( can not find the article in my Google history)
    It was based on an Australian research study. I'll share wen I find it. Let's look for seeds ???? I love projects like this.
    I found the supplement in a wild by nature - but it was tablet form. The liquid is readily available online. I would not use it unless I was VERY certain it was 100% safe.
    (The reason this caught my eye ---- I have a A. moreletii that is giving me trouble eating on her own.

    Talk to you soon!
    Lynn

    Ahh, i see. I'm all for herbal remedies when appropriate, but yes, you have to be certain it's safe... I wonder if planting cats claw in a viv would have preventative effects? This is so interesting, I'm going to do more research also.
    Good luck with your little girl...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolisnide View Post
    Ahh, i see. I'm all for herbal remedies when appropriate, but yes, you have to be certain it's safe... I wonder if planting cats claw in a viv would have preventative effects? This is so interesting, I'm going to do more research also.
    Good luck with your little girl...
    Lindsey,
    Thanks. She is hanging in there.
    Lynn
    Current Collection
    Dendrobates leucomelas - standard morph
    Dendrobates auratus “Costa Rican Green Black"
    Dendrobates auratus "Pena Blanca"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “New River”
    Dendrobates tinctorius "Green Sipaliwini"
    Dendrobates tinctorius “Powder Blue"
    Dendrobates tinctorius "French Guiana Dwarf Cobalt"

    Phyllobates terribilis “Mint”
    Phyllobates terribilis "Orange"
    Phyllobates bicolor "Uraba"

    Oophaga pumilio "Black Jeans"
    Oophaga pumilio "Isla Popa"
    Oophaga pumilio "Bastimentos"
    Oophaga pumilio “Mimbitimbi”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Colubre"
    Oophaga pumilio "Red Frog Beach”
    Oophaga pumilio "Rio Branco"
    Oophaga pumilio “Valle del Rey”
    Oophaga pumilio "BriBri"
    Oophaga pumilio "El Dorado"
    Oophaga pumilio "Cristobal"
    Oophaga pumilio "Rambala"

    Oophaga “Vicentei” (blue)

    Oophaga sylvatica "Paru"
    Oophaga sylvatica "Pata Blanca"
    Oophaga histrionica “Redhead”
    Oophaga histrionica "Blue"
    Oophaga lehmanni "Red"
    Oophaga histrionica "Tado"

    Ranitomeya variabilis "Southern"
    Ranitomeya imitator "Varadero"
    Ranitomeya sirensis "Lower Ucayali"
    Ranitomeya vanzolinii

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