Latin name: Opuntia tuna
Part used: Root and Stem
Specification: 4:1, 10:1
Appearance: Brown fine powder
Prickly pear cactus is a plant. It is part of the diet in Mexican and Mexican-American cultures. Only the young plant is eaten, of course, it can also be used for medicine.
Prickly pears prefer a dry, hot climate and consist of perennial shrubs, trees and creeping plants.
The function and application of Cactus Extract:
Prickly pear is widely cultivated and used in juices, jellies, candies, tea, and alcoholic drinks. The fruits and flowers of the plants are used as natural food colorants.
Prickly pear juice can be applied for treating burns, irritation and infection.
Prickly pear cactus is used for diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, alcohol hangover, colitis, diarrhea.
Prickly pear cactus contains fiber and pectin, which can lower blood glucose by decreasing the absorption of sugar in the stomach and intestine.
The prickly pear extract has been applied in pharmaceutical and health products as capsules or pills; in food, the prickly pear juice is used in jellies and candies.