I am in charge of the largest phytotherapy clinic in Scotland and give lectures in the United States on weight control, nutrition and diabetes prevention. The aim of my visit here is not to share with you my clinical experience with Cat’s Claw but to help you understand how it works.
Let’s compare the mechanism of action of the herbs and drugs. What drugs do is bring about changes in physiology while medicinal herbs stimulate homeostasis. Drugs increase entropy and herbs decrease it; drugs require extra energy from the body and botanicals preserve its energy. Moreover, drugs are just simple chemical molecules while herbal remedies have an exceptionally complex structure. Most pharmaceuticals involve considerable energy consumption for metabolizing and elimination from the body. But I’d like to note that my presentation is not against drugs, I just make a comparison.