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Bauhinia forficata, Bauhinia candicans , Pata de Vaca

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 Bauhinia forficata, Bauhinia candicans
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Pata de Vaca
Origin: South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

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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 Bauhinia forficata, Bauhinia candicans , Pata de Vaca

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