Tranquilizing Cat’s Claw (Una de Gato) Chai Tea Tonic.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 19, 2020

Cat's claw is said to be excellent for inflammation, MS, UTI’s, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, parasites, digestion, sleep, brain health, anxiety (avoid if pregnant or trying to conceive). Cat’s claw is native to the Amazon rainforest and other areas of Central and South America. The tea flavour is slightly bitter, woody (makes sense, it comes from the bark and root of a woody vine), but it also has nice chai tea overtones.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • 5 mins

    5 mins

  • Yields: 1 Cup


1 cup water

Fresh lemon juice, a few drops

1-2 teaspoons Cat’s claw ground powder (or 2 average-sized pieces bark)

Raw, unpasteurized honey, to taste

Cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, to taste

A splash of love


Boil water and pour into your favourite mug. Add a few drops of lemon juice (the acid from the lemons will help release the tannins in the tea). Add the cat’s claw powder or bark, let steep for 5-10 minutes 5 Minutes. Strain and add honey and spices to taste. Dust with cinnamon and sip!