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Prickly Pear Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Prickly Pear
Glycemic Index / Load
Prickly Pear
Botanical Name
Opuntia Ficus Indica, Indian Fig Opuntia
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Li Guo Xian Ren Zhang
Homeopathic Name
Opuntia Vulgaris   -   Mother Tincture

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Prickly Pear Cures

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Action of Prickly Pear

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Nutrients in Prickly Pear

Highly Effective

Prickly Pear
Combines With

Taste of
Prickly Pear

Parts Used

Flowers, Fruit, Stem

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Prickly Pear

Avoid seeds. They may cause Constipation.
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Prickly Pear is a species of cactus.
It is Perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows upto 5 M.
Best used for Diabetes.
Recommended Dosage : Half Cup of Cooked Prickly Pear fruit per day.


Grown In

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Materia Medica for Prickly Pear

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Herbal Treatment For Itching 3

Mix equal quantity of Pongam seed oil and Prickly Pear seed oil. Apply on the affected part.

Herbal Treatment For Scabies 1

Take Pongam seed oil and Prickly Pear seed oil in equal quantity. Mix them. Apply on the affected part twice a day.
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Si ( Tennessee )
13 Mar 2018
Does prickly pear reduce blood sugar?
Manyta Singhal
13 Mar 2018
Si. Yes, Prickly Pear has anti-diabetic properties and is effectively used to lower the sugar levels in diabetic people.
Jagaja ( Kenya )
18 Mar 2021
Hello, Manyta, how is it used to lower blood sugar levels?
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