Pata de vaca

background

Pata de vaca is derived from the leaf of Bauhinia forficata, a flowering tree native to Brazil and Peru. It has traditionally been used to treat high blood sugar levels in diabetics.
At this time, there is a lack of high-quality evidence to support Bauhinia for any medicinal use. Further research is needed.

Related Terms

(+)-1-Hydroxypinoresinol 1-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, 2,4,6-trimethoxyphenol 1-O-beta-D-(6'-O-galloyl)-glucopyranoside, 2',4'-dihydroxy-4-methoxydihydrochalcone-4'-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, 2',4'-dihydroxychalcone, 2''-O-rhamnosylvitexin, 3,4-di-hydroxybenzoic acid, 3beta-trans-(3,4-dihydroxycinnamoyloxy)olean-12-en-28-oic acid, 3-hydroxy-4-methoxy-benzoic acid, 4-hydroxy-2',4'-dimethoxychalcone, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, 5,6-dihydroxy-7-methoxyflavone 6-O-beta-D-xylopyranoside, 6,8-di-C-methylkaempferol 3-methyl ether, 6-methyl homoeriodictyol, 10-O-demethylracemosol, adda, afzelin, alkaloids, anacacho orchid tree, astilbin, astragalin, Bauhinia aculeata L., Bauhinia aculeata L. subsp. aculeate, Bauhinia aculeata L. subsp. grandiflora (Juss.) Wunderlin, Bauhinia acuminata L., Bauhinia aurea, Bauhinia aureifolia K.Larsen & S.S.Larsen, Bauhinia bassacensis Pierre ex Gagnep., Bauhinia bauhinioides Mart., Bauhinia bidentata Jack, Bauhinia binata Blanco, Bauhinia blakeana Dunn, Bauhinia × blakeana S.T.Dunn, Bauhinia bracteata (Graham ex Benth.) Baker, Bauhinia candicans, Bauhinia candida Ait. -> Bauhinia variegata L., Bauhinia carronii, Bauhinia championi (Benth.) Benth., Bauhinia championii, Bauhinia cheilanta (Bong.) Steud., Bauhinia corymbosa Roxb. ex DC., Bauhinia creaghi Baker (Charles Vandeleur Creagh), Bauhinia cumanensis, Bauhinia curtisii Prain, Bauhinia cumingiana Fern.-Vill., Bauhinia esculenta Burch., Bauhinia excise, Bauhinia fassoglensis, Bauhinia ferruginea Roxb., Bauhinia flagelliflora Wunderlin, Bauhinia forficata Link, Bauhinia galpinii, Bauhinia galpinii N.E.Br., Bauhinia glauca (Wall. ex Benth.), Bauhinia glauca subsp. pernervosa, Bauhinia grandiflora Blanco, Bauhinia grandiflora Juss. -> Bauhinia aculeata L. subsp. grandiflora (Juss.) Wunderlin, Bauhinia grandifolia D.Dietr., Bauhinia grevei, Bauhinia harmsiana Hosseus, Bauhinia hirsuta Weinm., Bauhinia hupehara Craib, Bauhinia integrifolia Roxb., Bauhinia involucellata Kurz, Bauhinia kappleri Sagot -> Bauhinia monandra Kurz, Bauhinia krugii Urban -> Bauhinia monandra Kurz, Bauhinia lakhonensis Gagnep., Bauhinia loeseneriana, Bauhinia lunarioides A.Gray ex S.Watson, Bauhinia malabarica, Bauhinia malabarica Roxb., Bauhinia megalandra, Bauhinia mombassae Vatke, Bauhinia microstachya (Raddi) Macbr., Bauhinia monandra, Bauhinia monandra Kurz, Bauhinia nervosa (Wall. ex Benth.) Baker, Bauhinia ornata Kurz, Bauhinia penicilliloba Pierre ex Gagnep., Bauhinia pervilleana, Bauhinia petersiana Bolle, Bauhinia picta (Kunth) DC., Bauhinia pottsii G.Don, Bauhinia pulla Craib, Bauhinia punctata sensu Bolle, Bauhinia purpurea DC. ex Walp., Bauhinia purpurea auct. -> Bauhinia variegata L., Bauhinia purpurea L., Bauhinia racemosa, Bauhinia racemosa Lam., Bauhinia rufescens Lam., Bauhinia saccocalyx Pierre, Bauhinia scandens L., Bauhinia seminarioi Harms ex Eggers, Bauhinia siamensis K.Larsen & S.S.Larsen, Bauhinia similis Craib, Bauhinia sirindhorniae K.Larsen & S.S.Larsen, Bauhinia strychnifolia Craib, Bauhinia strychnoidea Prain, Bauhinia tarapotensis, Bauhinia tomentosa L., Bauhinia triandra Roxb. -> Bauhinia purpurea L., Bauhinia vahilii, Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Arn., Bauhinia variegata candida, Bauhinia variegata L., Bauhinia variegata L. var. candida Voidt, Bauhinia variegata L. var. variegata, Bauhinia variegata Linn., Bauhinia variegata Linn. root bark, Bauhinia viridescens Desv., Bauhinia wallichii J.F.Macbr., Bauhinia winitii Craib, Bauhinia yunnanensis Franch, bauhiniaside A, bauhiniasin, bauhiniastatins, bauhinione, beta-sitosterol, bibenzyl, Brazilian orchid-tree, butein, butein-4-methyl ether, Caesalpiniaceae (subfamily), Caesalpinoideae (subfamily), caffeoyl ester, camel's foot tree, casco de vaca, (+)-catechin, chalcones, cinnamic acid derivatives, cow's foot, cow's hoof, cow's paw, cyclohexanone, demethylracemosol, daucosterol, dihydrobenzofuran, dihydrodibenzoxepins, (-)-epicatechin, (-)-epicatechin 3-O-gallate, ethyl gallate, Fabaceae (family), farrerol, fatty acids, flavonoids, flavonones, gallic acid, glycosides, hesperidin, homoeriodictyol, hyperoside, indole-3-carboxylic acid, isoacteoside, isoastilbin, isoengeletin, (-)-isolariciresinol 3-alpha-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, isoliquiritigenin, isoliquiritigenin-2'-methyl ether, isoliquiritigenin-4-methyl ether, isoquercitrin, isorhamnetin 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, kachanar, kaempferitrin, kaempferol, kaempferol-3,7-dirhamnoside, kaempferol 3-O-alpha-rhamnoside, kaempferol 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, kaempferol 3-O-rhamnosyl, kaempferol 7,4'-dimethyl ether 3-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, lectin, Leguminosae (family), lithospermoside, lupenone, lupeol, luteolin 4'-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, (+/-)-lyoniresinol, methyl gallate, minerals, mororó, myricetin-3-O-galactopyranoside, myricitrin, nauhinol A, nauhinol B, nauhinol C, nauhinol D, neoastilbin, neoisoastilbin, oil, ombuin, pacharin, pata de boi, paw-of-cow, preracemosol A, preracemosol B, protein, roseoside, quercetin, quercetin 3-O-alpha-arabinoside, quercetin 3-O-alpha-rhamnoside, quercetin-3-O-galactopyranoside, quercitrin, racemosol, saponins, spirochromane-2,1'-hexenedione, stigmast4-en-3-one, thang-kau-tin, trace elements, triterpene caffeate, triterpene saponins, triterpenes, triterpenic acids, unha de boi, unha de vaca, unha-de-anta, vegetable insulin.
Select combination products: Thang-kau-tin (Mallotus repandus (Willd.) Muell.-Arg., Bauhinia championii Benth., Uncaria hirsuta Haviland, and Uncaria rhynchophylla Miquel).

evidence table

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
 
Diabetes (Grade: C)
has been used to lower blood sugar levels. However, some studies found that it may not affect fasting blood sugar or insulin levels. Further research is needed.