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Benefits of Nopales (Nagphani) And Its Side Effects

Napoles, commonly referred to as’ nagphani’. It is a type of cactus that is immensely popular for its benefits it provides to the human body. In fact, it can be used to treat conditions like inflammation, insomnia, weight loss, etc. Some of the other possible benefits include protecting the bones and tackling insomnia. It is also helpful in protecting the heart from certain diseases and disorders. This useful cactus is commonly found in Mexico and used either in the form of a pickle or a canned item.

Benefits of Nopales (Nagphani) And Its Side Effects

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Nopales (Nagphani)
Nutritional Value of Nopales (Nagphani)
Health Benefits of Nopales (Nagphani)
Excellent anti-inflammatory properties
Protects oral health
Protects the heart
Protects liver
Tackles cancer
Helps in weight loss
Protects the open wounds
Enhances the hair
Enhances the skin
Anti-ageing agent
Enhances the digestion process
Relieves the premenstrual syndromes
Uses of Nopales (Nagphani)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Nopales (Nagphani)
Origin And Cultivation of Nopales (Nagphani)

Nopales (Nagphani)

Napoles, commonly referred to as the nagphani is a sensational cactus that is often used because of its potential to produce some of the best health benefits. This type of cacti is made from the soft pads of little prickly cacti (pear type). A cacti pad is often the size of a human hand and is either green or purple. Nopales is a native of Central America and Mexico. Some say that, its consistency is somewhat between green beans and peppers. It is often found in pickled or canned form and is widely used in the United States and some parts of Texas.

Nutritional Value of Nopales (Nagphani)

Nagphani is extremely famous for its rich source of vitamins and nutrients. The presence of some phytochemicals and certain polysaccharides in napoles is an added benefit. It is immensely rich in potassium, manganese, magnesium, and calcium. It is also very rich in vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, copper, Iron, and fiber. The various health benefits of nopales are attributed to the presence of these vitamins and minerals in it.

Health Benefits of Nopales (Nagphani)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Nopales (Nagphani)
Health Benefits of Nopales (Nagphani)

Excellent anti-inflammatory properties

The presence of anti-inflammatory agents in napoles makes it a perfect inflammation fighting agent. Research suggests that, oil extracted from nagphani can be helpful when applied to the skin due to the presence of phenolic and betalains in these cacti. This oil can also be used to treat swelling or insect bites in addition to helping, fight against extreme skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis

Protects oral health

Adequate levels of calcium is very much essential to protect our teeth and bones. So there is a need to include a generous amount of calcium in our diet. Studies show that one cup of napoles contains the required amount of calcium to strengthen and enhance our bones and teeth (As recommended by the FDA).

Protects the heart

The generous level of fiber in nopales helps in reducing the cholesterol levels in the body (bad cholesterol, also referred to as LDL). Maintaining a healthy cholesterol level in the body is very much essential to control the blood pressure level. This also helps in reducing and controlling hypertension. The failure of the same might lead to certain deadly heart diseases. The presence of flavonoids in nagphani helps in normalizing the platelets, thus improving your cardiovascular health. Thus, nopales can be very beneficial in maintaining and improving heart health, thus keeping all the diseases at bay.

Protects liver

Liver is one of the essential organs of our body, and there's a pressing need to protect it from various possible diseases and other conditions. Carcinogen luxurious items can often damage the liver, and we tend to consume food items that are rich in it. It produces significant stress (oxidative) on the liver. Therefore, it is highly recommended to drink nopales juice or nagphani as it is commonly referred to, in any possible form. The presence of a generous amount of antioxidants in nopales has the potential to reduce significant stress. It also helps in eliminating the free radicals by increasing the antioxidant activities of the body, thus reducing the damage to the liver.

Tackles cancer

Napoles/nagphani can help protect or tackle cancer well. If you did not know, the presence of generous amounts of flavonoid compounds in nagphani helps in lowering the risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer and various other types of cancer. Some studies suggest that the napoles is capable of inhibiting the cancer cells. They also help in removing the free radicals by increasing the pro-oxidant enzymes in the body, thus lowering the risk of cancer

Helps in weight loss

People around the world are always finding a way to lose weight that they often tend to use those supplements that claim to help them shed some weight off the body overnight. These supplements, besides causing some serious side effects, might also not bring about any signification results. So what do we do to control obesity at the earliest? Is there a solution? Yes, of course, there is. There a lot of natural remedies there to monitor our body weight. The presence of generous amounts of fiber in nopales helps you stay full for a longer amount of time. It also contributes to eliminating dietary fat by excreting it from the system, thus helping you control weight

Protects the open wounds

The phenolic compounds in napoles can go an extra mile in treating the open wounds and cuts. Oil extracted from these cacti can also be used to treat various skin infections and blemishes. It heals almost all scars and cut wounds.

Enhances the hair

Nagphani is very rich in vitamins, minerals, and various other fatty acids that can be very useful in the nourishment of your hair. The scalp and hair roots should be kept healthy and clean to maintain a healthy hair, and the presence of vitamin E in nopales can be very advantageous to condition and strengthen the hair.

Enhances the skin

Nagphani oil can be used on the skin as it acts as an excellent skin brightening and enhancing agent, which helps protect the skin from the harmful UV rays.

Anti-ageing agent

The presence of vitamins E and vtamin K in nagphani makes it an excellent anti-aging agent, thus preventing the occurrence of wrinkles and premature aging

Enhances the digestion process

Adequate levels of fiber is very much essential to maintain a proper digestive system. An improper digestive system can make you sick and might lead to various other problems. The presence of generous levels of fiber in nopales can trigger and enhance the enzymes that help in the digestion process, thus breaking down the food we eat and eventually aiding in the proper elimination of wastes from the body.

Relieves the premenstrual syndromes

Women suffer from a variety of conditions during the premenstrual syndromes (PMS) like headaches, tenderness of the breasts, cramps and various other ailments. An increase in the level of prostaglandins is known to be the cause for these conditions. So it is highly recommended to use napoles to treat the above-mentioned conditions as it has the potential to inhibit the synthesis of the prostaglandins.

Uses of Nopales (Nagphani)

From the mentioned health benefits of Nagphani, the possible uses of Napoles (Nagphani) can be known. It is popularly used as a local medicine in many parts of the world to treat various conditions such as constipation, pneumonia and a lot of other conditions. It can also be used in the treatment of open cuts, wounds, scars, swells and burns. Besides acting as an excellent agent in protecting the skin and health, it provides a helping hand to control cholesterol issues, thus maintaining the health of the heart. If you are on the lookout for a natural remedy to all your health problems, always remember there is a cactus named nagphani that can help.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Nopales (Nagphani)

Though the use of nopales is associated with the above-mentioned benefits, it brings about some side effects in people. It may produce some severe damage to diabetic patients. It might also alter the blood sugar levels. Pregnant women are also advised to not use nagphani.

Origin And Cultivation of Nopales (Nagphani)

Though the use of nopales is associated with the above-mentioned benefits, it brings about some side effects in people. It may produce some severe damage to diabetic patients. It might also alter the blood sugar levels. Pregnant women are also advised to not use nagphani.

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Table of Content

Nopales (Nagphani)
Nutritional Value of Nopales (Nagphani)
Health Benefits of Nopales (Nagphani)
Excellent anti-inflammatory properties
Protects oral health
Protects the heart
Protects liver
Tackles cancer
Helps in weight loss
Protects the open wounds
Enhances the hair
Enhances the skin
Anti-ageing agent
Enhances the digestion process
Relieves the premenstrual syndromes
Uses of Nopales (Nagphani)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Nopales (Nagphani)
Origin And Cultivation of Nopales (Nagphani)