PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS by Web MD January 20 2016, 0 Comments

Web MD is a good source for health news. Here they discuss Nopalea cactus which many of our customers say helps control their diabetes.

Prickly pear cactus is used for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, alcohol hangover, colitis, diarrhea, and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). It is also used to fight viral infections.

How does it work?

Prickly pear cactus contains fiber and pectin, which can lower blood glucose by decreasing the absorption of sugar in the stomach and intestine. Some researchers think that it might also decrease cholesterol levels, and kill viruses in the body.