Nutritional Immunology

Nature’s Exquisite Offerings 3/4: Fighters for Life ~ Cactus

Cactus PlantCactus contains thousands of phytochemicals that perform myriad functions in the body. Besides regulating the immune system, they also help wound healing. Scientists tested a topical application that consisted of cactus extract and found that phytochemicals in cactus accelerated tissue regeneration by inhibiting inflammation, stimulating fibroblasts (cells that aid in wound healing) to move to the wound area, speeding up collagen formation and growth of new blood vessels.

The polysaccharides in cactus also contribute to wound healing and immune system regulation through modulating macrophage function.

Cactus contributes fiber and strengthens antioxidant activity as it contains nutrients such as pectin and beta-carotene. It also has the eight essential amino acids-histidine, isoleucine, leucine, Iysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine and valine, which is rare for any plant.

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