Last update Sept. 13, 2005
Very Low Risk
We do not have alternatives for Opuntia Ficus Barbarica since it is relatively safe.
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Opuntia Ficus Barbarica is also known as Prickly Pear. Here it is a list of alternative known names::
Opuntia Ficus Barbarica belongs to this group or family:
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) of Mexico
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Leaves, flowers and fruits are used. It contains mucilage, flavonoids and tannins. The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health has not approved any medical indication of this plant. Traditionally used as a diuretic and astringent medication.