For more than Twelve thousand (12,000) years, the inhibitants and indigenes of Mexico and most South America countries, have consumed Nopal cactus pads and the prickly pear fruit.
Take note that the nopal cactus do grows on top of the pads. The indigenous tribes of Mexico and South America have wholeheartly, valued the Nopal and fruit, combined together, as a important food source, and according to a recent discovery, this intake has helped them beat several illness and helped their old medicinal men, to provide health solution to sick ones in the tribe.
The Nopal catcus fruit juice, also provided the tribes with nutritional and healing benefits.
However, this was only discovered recently, and the medical team which discovered this health packed fruit juice, and having Modified it with modern day with the help of top world nutritionists, herbalists and medical practitioners also begun to realize and promote the outstanding medicinal qualities of this valuable plant and its fruit.
In TV, Radio and Talk shows, there are lots and lots of growing number of members in the scientific community, who are now publicly recommending the Nopal cactus and prickly pear fruit as a health supplement for the following which are listed below:
For example, one renown natural health expert, whose ideal is widely respected in the health world today, Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. states on his website: “I’ve long recommended prickly pear extract as a supplement to help control blood sugar levels among diabetics.”
Another respected and professional health researcher, Ron Knishinsky,who also authered the book which is titled “Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine
Disclosed this and we quote him here:
“There are many different compounds in the prickly pear cactus. Hoever, the currently best recognized compounds in the cactus are the flavonoids.” This can be seen in the book page 6.
Ron Knishinsky also went on, to disclose a greater detail about this juice, stating a widespread research which provides a great number of applications of flavonoids, as documented in his book: Which can be located in page. 6-9.
Here are some important Benefits which we can’t overlook.
* Age-related Vision Disorders:
“The Flavonoids have been credited with one of the highest power and it’s ability to preventing macular degeneration and fighting cataracts, which helpes tremedously, to deliver blood and oxygen to the eye, prevently vision disorders, which most times, leads to blindness.
* Antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antihistamine:
The cinsumption of Flaonoid helps in the prevention and release/synthesis of compounds which helps in the promotioon of inflammation in the joints and muscles as a result of fibromyalgia, gout, arthritis, exercise, and allergies”
Studies have shown, that the Flavonoid compounds, which is highly contained in Nopal, in such herbs as green tea, soy, grapeseed extract, and pycnogenol have been credited with lowering the risk of certain types of cancer, such as the:
And the Flavonoid has the capability to exert antioxidant actions by inhibiting the activities of pro-oxidant enzymes.”
Recent medical studies have shown, that active flavonoids in the body, helps in no small way, to normalize blood platelet stickiness, and this is important nutritional factor in maintaining proper cardiovascular health.
* Diabetes mellitus;
In Mexico, Europe and other continents, flavonoids have been widely used by respected medical esperts in the prevention and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.”
The oxidant reactions of free radicals in the body, have been linked to many chronic and degenerative diseases, which includes the following listed below:
Cancer, in addition to the aging process.
One thing we should take note of, is tha the human body is constantly subject to attacks by free radicals, and the Nopal cactus drink helps the body cell to naturally fight these radicals, and boost their resistance to these radicals.
* Cholesterol Management (Prickly Pear Fruits):
Recent studies have also shown that taking a daily dose of 5 to 9 grams per day of prickly pear fruit pectin may be effective in the prevention or reveral of a hypocholesterolemic condition.
Although, some some studies have also showed, that a lower doses of 2.50 g of prickly pear pectin demonstrated effectiveness.
* Blood Sugar Management (Prickly Pear Pads):
You are most likely to see pads from the Opuntia streptacantha or Opuntia ficus-indica variety, which is widely used in the treatment of diabetes or management of blood sugar levels.”
“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to treat self-limiting, acute ailments. It’s best that you utilize the prickly pear cactus as you would an OTC product.