Hypoglycemic activity of dried extracts of Bauhinia forficata Link.

Abstract

Leaves of the pantropical genus Bauhinia (Fabaceae) are known popularly as cow's foot, due to their unique characteristic bilobed aspect. The species Bauhinia forficata (Brazilian Orchid-tree) is widely used in folk medicine as an antidiabetic. The present work investigates the hypoglycemic activity of the dried extracts of Bauhinia forficata leaves in vivo… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.phymed.2009.06.007

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