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Pata de Vaca

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Order: Fabales


Scientific Name:Bauhinia forficata

IUCN Red List status: Not Evaluated

Protected by the following WLT projects:




The flowering tree Bauhinia forficata, commonly known as Pata de Vaca, is used to make a tea which is useful in treating diabetes, as it contains a natural substitute for insulin.

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