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Pata de Vaca

Bauhinia forficata. Photo by Valentino
Bauhinia forficata
IUCN Red List status: 
Not Evaluated


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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