||Prickly Pear, Indian fig, tuna, nopal, nopales
|Studies on Diabetes
||Healthy rabbits showed 17% improvement in glucose tolerance test of Opuntia over water control. This was slightly better than tolbutamide. (Roman-Ramos 1995).
||Burns, infections (Kay, 1996)
|Formulations used by Informants
||Kaempferol, luteolin, quercetin, rhamnetin, and beta-sitosterol (Kay 1996).
|Potential Adverse Effects
||Mild diarrhea, nausea, increased stool volume, increased stool frequency, abdominal fullness, and headache have been reported (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=880&brand_id=, accessed 4/28/04).
|Potential Medication Interactions
||Diabetic Medication: may increase effects (NMCD accessed 4/28/04).