Nopal (Opuntia, prickly pear, nopal cactus) is the paddle of the Opuntia cactus, which also produces the prickly-pear fruit. Nopal contains numerous phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is used to reverse type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, alcohol hangover, colitis, diarrhea, and viral infections.
Origin: Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Western
United States, Eastern United States