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Uncaria rhynchophylla  Miq.


Botanical Name


Uncaria rhynchophylla Miq.

English Name


Eagle's Claw, Gambir



Nauclea rhynchophylla Miq.





General Info


A slender, glabrous climber. Leaves oblong to ovate, 5—12 cm x 3—7 cm, coriaceous, glabrous, domatia sparsely hairy, petiole 5—15 mm long, stipules deeply bifid, of plagiotropic branches 6—10 mm long, of orthotropic shoot up to 30 mm long, inside hairy. Flowering head up to 20—25(—35) mm in diameter, not subtended by foliaceous bracts, receptacle densely hairy, interfloral bracteoles numerous, filiform; flowers small, yellowish-white, subsessile, calyx 1 mm long, pubescent, lobes oblong, 0.5—1 mm long, corolla tube slender, 6—8(—10) mm long, lobes oblong, 1.5—2.5 mm long, outside glabrous or slightly pubescent. Capsule oblong, 6—10 mm x 2—3 mm, pubescent.

Herb Effects

Antispasmodic, carminative, febrifuge, sedative, tranquillizer and hepatic (stem with hooks).


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Medicinal Use

Prescribed in nervous disorders and convulsions in children, and for dizziness caused by high blood pressure or for headache in adults (stem with hooks).



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