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Clin Neuropharmacol. 2008 Sep-Oct;31(5):293-4. doi: 10.1097/WNF.0b013e31815a5eef.

Reversible worsening of Parkinson disease motor symptoms after oral intake of Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw).

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Movement Disorders Unit, Instituto de Ciencias Neurologicas, Ancash 1271, Lima 1, Peru. ccosentinoe@gmail.com

Abstract

Uncaria tomentosa (UT), also known as cat's claw, isa Peruvian Rubiaceae species widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health problems. There is no report about the use, safety, and efficacy of UT in neurological disorders. We describe reversible worsening of motor signs in a patient with Parkinson disease after oral intake of UT, and some possible explanations are discussed.

PMID:
18836348
DOI:
10.1097/WNF.0b013e31815a5eef
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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