Pata de Vaca - Bauhinia spp
Pata de Vaca - Bauhinia spp
Pata de Vaca - Bauhinia spp

Pata de Vaca - Bauhinia spp

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Pata de Vaca Tea aid Control Diabetes 

Pata de Vaca - Bauhinia spp

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Stem, Leaf


Scientific name Bauhinia foliate, the plant is native to southern Brazil, also found in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. With up to 6 meters in height, its leaves can reach 15 cm in length and 14 in width, and its shape is rounded.

Health benefits:

The properties of the paw include its antioxidant action, analgesic, diuretic, laxative, purgative and vermifuge. In addition, studies in laboratory mice indicate that it may have a hypoglycemic action and may be useful in the control of type 2 diabetes and may prevent tumor growth and proliferation in these animals, but these alleged benefits of the yet-to-be- is not proven in humans.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Diarrhea
  • Urinary insufficiency
  • Constipation
  • Loose urine
  • Polyuria
  • Prevent the appearance of sugar in the urine
  • Bladder or kidney stones
  • Hypertension
  • Hemophilia
  • Anemia
  • Obesity
  • Urinary
  • Heart disease


  1. Add 2 tablespoons of herb to a quart of water, letting them on the fire until it boils
  2. Then take the pan from the heat and let it (capped) rest for 10 minutes
  3. Steer and drink

How to Drink:

Take between 2 to 3 cups a day.

The bath made with the herb boils as an excellent healing, especially in patients who have diabetes and have greater difficulty in cicatrization. To do this, prepare a larger amount of tea (each 200 ml of water will use two leaves of the plant) and use the solution at the time of the bath. Treatment can be done daily until the wound closes.


Tea consumption of this plant is contraindicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women, patients with hyperglycemia and chronic diseases. It is important that, before consuming this tea, especially if the patient is diabetic, consult the doctor because it can act by increasing the effect of medications to treat diabetes. This plant should never be used as a substitute for the treatment indicated by your doctor, but rather as an adjunct.