What is the first image that comes to your mind when I say the word ‘Cactus’? I am sure if its not the Cactus plant itself, it must be in something which is in close proximity to the said plant that is most commonly associated with deserts, or areas where there is a dearth of water. You may also think that Cactus plants do not blossom and have no fruits to speak of. If you think so, then the fact that some cactus plants do blossom and bear fruits too, might baffle you.
Here Are A Few Health Benefits Of Cactus Flower That You Should Know About:
Cactus Flower Can Help In Hiding Aging Signs.
Due to its unmatched anti-oxidant properties, cactus flowers can be particularly helpful in preventing aging signs. This property of cactus flowers offers a protection to the skin from free radical damage, and thus prevents aging signs like wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.`
Cactus Flowers’ Extract Help In Keeping Your Skin Moisturized.
A major reason for degrading skin-quality is the absence of ample moisture in the skin. This may be due to a number of causes, including staying too long in the sun, dehydration and so on. Cactus flowers’ extract prevents moisture-loss from the surface of the skin and thus helps in maintaining hydration naturally.
It Can Be Provide Relief Against Enlargement Of The Prostrate Gland.
Prostate gland’s enlargement can be very painful to men suffering from it. Thankfully, cactus flowers pulp can provide help against benign prostate gland enlargement.
Cactus Flowers Can Act As An Anti-Diabetic Agent.
We are not talking about all types of cactus flowers here. There is a specific species of cactus called Opuntia dillenii that is known to grow in Egypt. The fact it has been used as an ingredient in traditional medicines to treat diabetes, speaks volumes of its anti-diabetic properties. In fact, to this day, many medicines and supplements that combat diabetes contain prickly pear cactus extract.
Cactus’ Extract Can Control Heightened Blood Glucose Levels.
According to a research conducted by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, it is observed that prickly pear extract may play an instrumental role in decreasing the heightened levels of glucose, which, if not treated, can lead to many health-related problems. This is because the pectin and fiber found within cactus helps in decreasing sugar absorption in the intestines and stomach.
It Decreases The Sugar Absorption In Stomach.
Assimilation of sugar in stomach over an extended period of time can have detrimental effects on your health. Cactus plant’s extract can help in decreasing sugar absorption in stomach and intestines.
They Have Pain-relieving Properties.
Extract of cactus flowers is said to have analgesic properties, which makes it a very suitable option to relive pain, aches or discomfort. There is no surprise that cactus flowers’ extract has been used for ages in medicines and other medical equipment to treat skin injuries and other internal problems.
It Can Be Used For Conditioning Hair.
This is another feather in the cap of cactus plants; the plant’s gel-like sap can be used as a hair-conditioner for a healthy lock of hair.
Cactus Flower Juice Can Be Used To Treat Wounds.
Cactus flower extract have a superb quality of treating skin wounds, which it owes to the anti-inflammatory properties of the plant. This is the reason some traditional Mexican medicines make use of this juice to treat skin injuries, stomach swelling and a host of other digestive problems.
Cactus Flower Juice Can Help Against Urinary Tract Infections.
In traditional Mexican medicines, people suffering from urinary tract infections or other such problems were administered cactus pulp and juice to relieve pain and discomfort.
It Can Be Helpful To Treat High Cholesterol Levels.
From the perspective of modern medicinal experts, cactus extract can be used for treating high levels of cholesterol in patients. Unusually high levels of cholesterol can make an adverse impact on one’s health, as tiny lumps could get adhere to the walls of arteries and hamper the smooth flow of blood to other parts of the body and cause a heart failure.
It Can Be Used To Treat Diarrhea.
Diarrhea can be caused due to a viral or a bacterial infection, food intolerance or a gall bladder surgery. Cactus extract can be used, under an expert’s supervision, to offer some relief against diarrhea.
It Can Be Used To Treat Obesity.
Cactus lollipops are sometimes dubbed as a natural tool to get rid of obesity and help in weight loss. However, not much scientific evidence exists in this regard.
Cactus Flowers’ Extract Can Reduce The Effects Of A Hangover.
Have a bad hangover from the drinking session last night? Don’t worry, cactus is here to help you out. Studies indicate the benefits of prickly pear cactus in alleviating the unpleasant effects of a nasty hangover. However, there has not been much scientific research in this field and therefore there does not exist much scientific proof of this property of cactus flowers.
Its Extract Can Be Used To Improve Insulin Sensitivity.
Insulin is a hormone that makes sure that the sugar level in your blood does not become too high. It is a very important hormone that has a direct implication on diabetes. Cactus plant’s extract helps in increasing the sensitivity of insulin hormone.
A lot of research is going on to substantiate much of the magical health benefits that a cactus plant has to offer. Therefore, we would suggest you to consult your physician before using cactus flowers for medicinal purposes.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.