Monday, January 17, 2011
4:33 AM Health Info 2 comments
It is very rich in natural vegetation that can provide healing properties against a disease. The following is a description of the benefits of cactus plants that used to live in the desert or desert;
Surprisingly, the cactus is now not only found in the deserts of America or the garden and yard. Start from the grocery store, nutrition stores, specialized boutiques, shops and stores natural materials, cactus become one of the leading products.
It's just not any cactus, but the type of prickly pear cactus. Cactus picked, and harvested for being popular in the world of alternative medicine. In fact, each component of the plant can be utilized to increase the body's vitality
Prickly pear cactus has a flat shape and gilig (circular) with two types of thorns, they produce flowers and fruit. Mexican society has long been a complaint to cure disease and mild with a cactus.
The tribes of India and Mexico have used the cactus as a variety of food, ranging soup, jam, until the cheese. Because the climate claims made to adjust all the needs of food processing. In fact, not infrequently used such as aloe vera cactus, heal minor irritations or sores on the skin. Anti-inflammatory effects of cactus are very fast against insect bites, itching redness and even allergic reactions.
What makes this thorny plant efficacious? In one study, a piece of cactus was very rich in flavonoids. Flavonoids are well known especially for the ability of antioxidants, so called "natural biological response modifier." No other substance is able to support changing the body's reaction to allergens and viruses.
Many reports claim if flavonoids play a major role against carcinogens, and create anti-cancer activity. This substance itself contained a lot of green tea, chocolate, and some types of fruit.
Every part of prickly pear cactus can be used, and the big flat, like a plate-sized green oval, have large levels of nutrients. Minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, found in many parts of it, plus beta-caroten (an early form vitami A) and vitami C. All substances are also found in spinach - vegetables are often used for dietary health.
Research also shows if the cactus to help heal the body from the inside. By protecting the immune system, and get rid of free radicals in the body, prickly pear has the potential to slow aging, and constantly help fungis organ work optimally.
In addition, cactus fruit was tested effectively lower blood pressure and maintain healthy levels of LDL, aka bad cholesterol at low level and minimize the threat of excess cardiac workload.
Since the prickly pear cactus to attract attention, the athletes began to eat to gain more energy. As a normal practice, practice after injury and illness, be helped by healing more quickly by the cactus extract. Besides low-fat, high fiber, high nutrition, kaktu prickly pear, the highest on the list of herbs with low sugar content.
In, the last publication in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology and Diabetes Care, the flat cactus contribute to the effective treatment of Type II diabetes. Other research from the University of Arizona examined the content of cactus pectin - found in the fruit section - was effective in decreasing LDL cholesterol levels and are also found if the pectin helps the body stabilize blood glucose levels, in other words to prevent or minimize the risk of diabetes. Do you have a Mexican desert cactus type in the garden? Try cutting a little to prove efficacy