Catcus juice, also called prickly pear cactus juice, is thought to help reduce the risk of cancer – although it is still early days for the research into this.
A study published in Nutritional Journal by Da-ming Zou showed that cactus juice may be a good alternative to chemotherapy, when treating cancer. Catcus juice has also ben shown to inhibit cancer cell growth and slow tumor growth.
However, you should certainly not replace chemotherapy or other cancer treatments with cactus juice at this stage though; more rersearch is still needed.
Other Benefits of Cactus Juice
Anti-oxidant: Luna Tesoriere is the leading author in a study for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on cactus juice. She says that cactus juice provides many anti-oxidant benefits, and that it works as wellas Vitamin C supplementation in enhancing overall anti-oxidant effects in the body.
Cactus juice outpaces Vitamin C in reducing oxidation of fats (which can contribute to atherosclerosis).