Cactus Selection

Various Cactus

Prickly Pear

Common Name

Paddle Cactus

Medicinal Qualities

It is said that consumption of the young paddles can treat type two diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, alcohol hangover, colitis, diarrhea, viral infections, and skin issues like Aloe vera can.

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Various Cactus

Drooping Prickly Pear

Common Name

Drooping Prickly Pear, Cochineal Prickly Pear, Barbary Fig

Medicinal Qualities

In many places, these cacti are food for people and livestock. The pads can be an alternative for green veggies and made into many recipes. Used as a treatment for diabetes, whopping cough, rheumatism and nosebleeds.

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