Prickly pear shows strong potential as an alternative treatment for diabetes

(Natural News) Prickly pear, which belongs to the cactus genus Opuntia, has flat, jointed, or segmented pads called cladodes (or nopales in Spanish). The plant bears pear-shaped fruits, called tunas, that mature on the cactus pads in early fall. Prickly pear is easy to cultivate since the pads can be removed from the plant and replanted to…

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