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|Bauhinia forficata, Bauhinia candicans |
Family: Fabaceae subfam. Caesalpinioideae
Pata de Vaca
Origin: South America
Bauhinia forficata produces large, drooping white flowers and a brown seed pod resembling that of Mimosa.
The indigenous uses of Bauhinia forficata are not well documented, but it has long held a place in Brazilian herbal medicine to help balance blood sugar levels and to alleviate other symptoms of diabetes.
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