Prickly Pear Cactus
- What other names is Prickly Pear Cactus known by?
- What is Prickly Pear Cactus?
- How does Prickly Pear Cactus work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Prickly Pear Cactus.
Possibly Effective for...
- Diabetes. Some forms of prickly pear cactus seem to lower blood sugar levels in people who have type 2 diabetes.
- Hangover. Taking prickly pear cactus before drinking alcohol might reduce some symptoms of hangover the next day.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- High blood cholesterol, obesity, colitis, diarrhea, enlarged prostate, and treating infections caused by viruses.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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