Uncaria tomentosa: Análise Cientométrica





Uncaria tomentosa, known as “Cat’s Claw”, is a medicinal plant of the Rubiaceae family, native to the
Amazon in some South and Central America countries. It has been used for generations by indigenous
people to treat various diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and viral infections. The aim of this
study was to explore trends in the publications portrayed on the species U. tomentosa (1984 a 2021)
analyzing axes such as time, countries, journals, impact factors, and citations, the scientometric approach
was used to summarize the studies on U. tomentosa in a single article. For scientometric analysis, the
databases used were The Clarivate Analytics Web of Science and Scopus. The VOSviewer software
was used to generate, visualize, and analyze bibliometric networks. The literature review was based
on databases: Web of Science and Scopus. 188 publications were used with an average number of 18
publications per year, covering 57 research areas and published in 118 different journals, covering all
publications available in Web of Science and in Scopus 235 publications per year were used, in 24 research
areas and published in 160 different journals, both from 2011 to December 2021. Web of Science citation
logs revealed that the 188 documents received 3,236 or more citations. Scopus citation records reveal that
the 233 documents cited received 3,938 or more citations The most productive country in Web of Science
was Brazil with 67 articles, followed by the United States of America tied with Spain with 15 articles.
In Scopus, the most productive country was Brazil with 73 articles, followed by the United States of
America with 29 articles, and India with 20 articles. The methods and results of this study can be applied
to understand the nature of research on species continually.