History of Nopal
Nopal, the prickly pear cactus, is native to the American continent and widespread in Mexico. It has been a source of food for the Native Americans well before the colonial period, during Pre-Colombian times.
The early and widespread integration of Nopal into the indigenous life demonstrates an instinctive awareness of the nutritional value of this plant.
This nopal cactus has a long history of use as food and medicine. Its fleshy, leaf-like stems (cladodes), especially when young, are eaten as vegetables. The fruit is eaten raw, fermented into a beer, or turned into a cheese-like food. Medicinally, nopal fruit, stems, and flowers have been used to treat diabetes, stomach problems, fatigue, shortness of breath, easy bruising, prostate enlargement, and liver disease.
Nopal is also a significant source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Nopal cactus is rich in vitamins A, C, K, B6 and riboflavin. It also is an abundant source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and copper. For thousands of years, the people of the Sonoran Desert have tapped into the healing power of its native plants.
Nopal was the lifeblood of ancient cultures in Mexico for it was both food for the indigenous tribes and their livestock. Nopal was also used to soothe wounds and stiffen cloth, purify water and waterproof paint. It strengthened mortar and was used to fence off valued animals and to protect habitats from wild ones. Cattle that grazed on the Nopales were said to produce a unique flavor to their meat and milk.
Mayan Nopal Extract
Mayan Nopal Extract is a pure liquid form of nopal –developed through a unique technology of extraction and fermentation which results in a concentrate far superior to its pill, powder, or juice competitors.
Mayan Nopal is 100% natural and because of its revolutionary extraction process, Mayan is able to retain and even enhance the natural properties of Nopal. This means that instead of getting one or two benefits, which you would from Nopal powder or even direct consumption of the cactus, our unique process permits extraction of all the nutrients of Nopal which work synergistically to have a comprehensive impact on your health. The active ingredients include but are not limited to 10 vitamins, 10 minerals, 18 amino acids, 8 phytochemicals, and other essential nutrients.
Mayan Nopal Extract has been known to aid and assist the following conditions:
•High Blood Sugar (Diabetes)
•Cirrhosis of the Liver
•Constipation and Bowel Regularity
•Joint, Limb and Other Body Pains
•Headaches / Migraines
•General Health and Wellbeing
•Weight Loss and Sugar Craving