Other FormsPrickly Pear, Leaf Pad
Prickly Pear Flower
Prickly pear leavers, flowers, stem, and fruit can all be used in medicinal formulas. Prickly pear is a member of the Cactaceae family. It is also known as Cactus flower. The prickly pear cactus can be consumed as part of the diet. It provides the body with carbohydrates, protein, lipids, cellulose, and water. Prickly pear may help lower blood glucose and lipid levels. It may also help hang-overs by decreasing inflammation.
Prickly pear is also used in jellies and candles.