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Rio Amazon Pata de Vaca teabags

Rio Health Pata de Vaca

Product Type: Nutritional Supplement Tea bags
Can help to balance blood sugar levels (Brazilians call it 'Vegetable insulin').Used by dieters to control a 'sweet tooth'


Nutrition Supplement Features:

  • Can help to balance blood sugar levels

  • Used by dieters to control a 'sweet tooth'

In South America, Pata de Vaca (translated as ‘cow’s foot’) is normally consumed as tea after each meal to help regulate blood sugar levels. It has been in use for more than 60 years by modern Brazilians, who call it 'vegetable insulin.' Pata de Vaca can also be useful to dieters who want to control a 'sweet tooth.'


Pata de Vaca  is a small tree native to the tropical rainforests of Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Asia. It grows to heights of around 5-10m and produces 7-10cm long leaves that are shaped like a cow’s foot. It is these leaves which are prepared to make an infusion or leaf tea.



Infuse one teabag in a cup of boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drink 3 cups per day – one after each main meal, or as recommended by your practitioner.


Contra indications:
Pata de Vaca will potentiate antidiabetic and insulin medications, and should therefore be used with caution by those taking these medications as levels will need to be adjusted.


Side effects:

Pata de Vaca lowers blood sugar levels and is contra indicated in those with hypoglycaemia. Diabetics who wish to use Pata de Vaca should do so under the supervision of a practitioner, as blood sugar levels will need to be carefully monitored.


Not recommended for use by pregnant or lactating women


Pure shredded leaves of Pata de Vaca (Bauhinia forficata).
Teabag: Unbleached paper.


Allergen information:



Botanical information:

Botanical names: Bauhinia forficate
Common names: Pata de Vaca, Casco de Vaca, Cow’s Foot, Mororó, Pata de Boi, Unha de Boi, Unha de Vaca, Unha-de-anta


Rio Health Pata de Vaca is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans 



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Rio Amazon Pata de Vaca teabags

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