Disclaimer... All information provided is for educational purposes only. No information should be mistaken as a diagnosis, prescription, or treatments for specific health disorders or diseases. Potential Actions are considering the complex possibilities of a plant and do not always develop into predictable results. Persons with any kind of health condition, including pregnancy should consult with a qualified health care provider before trying any herbal or botanical therapy.


Opuntia spp.

Common Uses

Eaten, Raw, Sautéed, or Pickled in a variety of recipes... Salsas, Smoothies, Salads, Etc...

Poultice for healing wounds, venomous bites & burns

Capsules of dried nopal as a supplement

Potential Actions

Benefits Blood SugarBalance

Balances Blood Lipids (fats) 

Soothes Inflammation

 Calms Irritation

Heals Wounds



Use caution for those sensitive to oxalates

Usually Contains



Amino Acids



Soluble Fiber (Mucilage & Pectin)