Cactus Pills for Blood Sugar Control

Supplements from the prickly pear cactus have been shown to help regulate blood sugar in animals. Recent studies have documented that the prickly pear cactus can effectively lower blood sugar in humans as well. Researchers in Mexico found that boiled stems from the plant can drastically drop blood sugar levels for people with non-insulin dependent diabetes.

Fast Facts:

  • Work closely with your physician with any diabetes treatment.
  • The prickly pear cactus plant is used to treat type 2 diabetes in traditional Mexican medicine.
  • In India, this plant is used to treat asthma and whooping cough.
  • The cactus can be eaten raw, cooked, or in jelly or jam form.