Diabetes Type II
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Cactus for Diabetes Type II Treatment

| Modified on Apr 20, 2024

2 User Reviews

Posted by Bill (Portland, Oregon) on 12/08/2009

I have eaten Napolis Cactus shredded in the jars and it works great for diabetis. and Diapen Tea from Mexico is an amazing tea for diabetis an has been used in Mexico for years. Also alkaline water does amazing things also.

EC: From our online research, "napolis" are prickly pear pads grown in Mexico, which you can find in US grocery stores.


Images of the prickly pear cactus here:

Replied by Cjuan

I heard from someone that dragon fruit (aka pitaya) does the same thing to him. Come to think of it, dragon fruit is also a cactus fruit, hence capable of lowering BG just like nopal / napolis. Perhaps pitaya is easier to handle - without all the prickly thorns!

Posted by Mary (Los Angeles) on 08/25/2006

Since I am of Mexican descent our cure for Diabetes is to take a young pad from the Cactus plant. one rib of celery and a cup of low-fat or non-fat milk. Be sure to clean it well first. Do not handle them with your bare hands! There are some fine thorns you cannot see. Remove the thorns with a knife. Be sure to scrub the Cactus pad with a plastic scouring pad. When you have removed all the thorns including the fine ones there will be a slimy liquid that will start to come out. That's the good stuff! Cut it up put it in the blender along with the rib of celery and the cup of milk blend it well and drink it in the morning 1/2 hour before breakfast. This cure healed a man of 80 years old and he married a younger woman and they had a child. The doctor only gave him a few months to live earlier! He had a very bad liver. But this cure is for Diabetes. Good health to all. I LOVE THIS SITE!!!

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Replied by Mary
(Los Angeles)

It is the Prickly Pear Cactus. The fruit is also edible but has little meat and a lot of seeds that can be eaten but the seeds should not be eaten a lot, it can cause problems with your Gall Bladder later on. The pads are very healthy but not all Mexicans eat the the cactus (nopales) but those who do usually cook them. The recipe I gave you is raw and is very curative. I believe in the near future people from all over will use this plant. Something that lives in the desert in the extreme heat and is still very green must have some special health benefits to it. On top of that it produces fruit! Buen Salud! (Good Health). I truly love your website and tell everyone I know on the internet from other countries, we all love your site. That is the common phase. I LOVE IT! Many blessings to you for this website.

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok , Thailand)
391 posts

In Thailand we also have a folk remedy to cure diabetes also. In Thailand, we refer to this a "borapet" which is a type cactus in Thailand that we used to treat diabetes. It is sold in capsules and its full name is "borapet pung chang". Stevia in Thailand is also used as an ailment for diabetes too, in Thailand we refer to as "yah wan" or sweet grass.

Herbal medicines in Thailand are very easy to find and is sold in most major department stores and supermarket. A mere mention of the name and the sales people can easily find this. It is much easier to just go to the supermarket in any department stores to get this product.

Again being a skeptical person as I am, I prefer to witness first hand of diabetes being cured before I post information just to make sure they are effective.

As a result, most of my own experience I have seen that lecithin, glucophage (or goat's rue), vitamin B1, B3, and B6 are more effective. While I read a lot of literature on the chromium and vanadium being helpful for diabetic condition, I think it is always helpful, but not as dramatic as the former list I have prepared.

It is also critical to raise your body's antioxidant levels up necessary for the beta cells to survive the excess free radicals. Most free radicals that destroy them are usually free fatty acids, free heavy metals, and lack of antioxidants. The pancreas are extremely sensitive to free radicals and get easily damage, especially from free fatty acids, fructose or corn syrup.

As a result, the newer general helpful ways to raise this is to use 1/4 teaspoon of vitamin C ascorbic acid reacted with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda is a more powerful one and adding a bit of citric acid 1/8 teaspoon should help reduce internal inflammation issues as well. Or you can try a much simpler one, using freshly squeezed lemon juice (two will do) plus 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Taken between once or twice a day. The only issue I have against the lemon juice is the sugar content in most fruit juices and I therefore tend to lean on the more vitamin C side. The body tends to be much more sensitive to diabetes in certain types of sugar much more. For example, glucose and fructose or corn syrup are much more damaging to the body then ordinary sucrose or the sugar you eat everyday. It is not surprising why certain schools ban the consumption of soft drinks. Soft drinks uses fructose, and certain candies used both fructose and glucose.

Replied by Diane
(Burnsville, MN)

Can anyone tell me where you get the Vorapet Pung Chang or Prickly Pear Cactus? Please email me. Thank you.

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
495 posts

To Diane wanting to find a prickly pear cactus: Diane, I have never heard of the Asian name you gave for this cactus, and I don't know whether they grow wild where you live, but in Tennessee, just go walking barefoot and you are most likely to find one which will be most willing to share its spines (big & little brown ones) with your bare feet. At least this is the one we call the prickly pear cactus here. If you are ever that hungry, it is also edible, said to taste like a tart green bean. It also has medicinal value as well as nutritional value.

Replied by Maria
(Oceanside, Ca.)

Response to Diane on 06/08/2008 regarding where to buy the cactus:

Hi Diane, Most Mexican markets,or Albertson's carry the catus (nopales) they are sold chopped in glass containers. Once in a while you can find in produce section. If in California you can find at outdoor farmer's markets.

Replied by Becky
(Denver, CO)

The company I'm with sells a Cactus product from the Sonoran Desert in liquid form. It has several health benefits. My neighbors husband has diabetic peripheral neuropathy in his leg's. He always had a burning sensation, cramps & pain. He could barely walk. After a few days of 3 oz per day, his legs do not hurt anymore. If you can find a good cactus product and you live with pain, give it a try.