Bauhinia monandra (Pata de Vaca - ‘cow’s foot’) is a small tree native to the tropical rainforests of Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Asia. The shape of the leave resembles a cow hoof hence the name pata de vaca.
It is used in traditional medicines to regulate insulin levels to prevent diabetes (hypoglycemia) and also aid in the management of diabetes. This simple leaf-tea was shown to help balance sugar levels, it has became a popular natural remedy.
The leaves contain powerful antioxidants and flavanoids that lend protection to cells.
See scientific studies conducted on Bauhinia monandra leaves below
Anti-diabetic properties of the leaves
Anti-oxidant properties of the leaves
Lack of genotoxicity (side effects) in low doses
Flavanoids in leaves
Effect of leaves on pregnant rats
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