The antiviral properties of cat’s claw are effective against the herpes simplex virus type 2 [R].
Cat’s claw prevented immune cells from being infected with Dengue Virus and reduced inflammatory cytokines TNF-alpha and IFN-alpha [R].
Cat’s claw prevented the virus progression during the early phases of infection [R].
Cat’s claw extracts prevented the spread of the virus by preventing it from attaching to cells [R].
In a study (DB-RCT) of 31 volunteers with cold sores (herpes labialis), cat’s claw was more effective in reducing symptoms such as swelling, skin reddening, and pain compared to prescription antiviral drug Acyclovir