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Published on Aug 31, 2012
Cactus Aloe vera smoothie is super healing. Markus Rothkranz shows how to prepare one of the healthiest powerful drinks possible, using two of the most healing plants on the planet, the Prickly Pear cactus and Aloe Vera. Both these plants can withstand some of the harshest climates on Earth, and pack so much punch, they have been used throughout history to heal just about anything.
The super power of Prickly Pear Cactus http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplem... Abstract. Cactus with number of uses has immense potential to be the food of future. Prickly pear cactus is used for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, alcohol hangover, colitis, diarrhea, and benign prostatic hypertrophy, BPH; it is also used to fight viral infections. Prickly pear cactus contains fiber and pectin, which can lower blood glucose by decreasing the absorption of sugar in the stomach and intestine….
Prickly Pear fruits, “the reds mean high antioxidants”… https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... Abstract. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the antioxidant capacity of three varieties of prickly pear juice, red-purple, white-green and yellow-orange, in five different concentrations. The results indicate that the highest antioxidant was found in the juice of the prickly pear red-purple variety, PPRP, in all concentrations.
The Prickly Pear Cactus, “these flat green pads contain a full range of amino acids, the building block of protein” http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/262... Amino acids have a dual role in cellular metabolism, as they are both the building blocks for protein synthesis and intermediate metabolites which fuel other biosynthetic reactions.
These drought-resisting plants are capable of withstanding hot temperatures “because they have chlorophyll…its nature’s sunscreen.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... Abstract. Cacti are distinctive and unusual plants, which are adapted to extremely arid and hot environments, showing a wide range of anatomical and physiological features which conserve water. Their stems have expanded into green succulent structures containing the chlorophyll necessary for life and growth…
The super power of Aloe Vera https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... Aloe Vera contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids. It contains vitamins A, beta-carotene, C and E. It contains 8 enzymes…and provides…minerals such as…calcium, chromium, copper, selenium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc. It provides monosaccharides, glucose and fructose, and polysaccharides. It provides 12 anthraquinones, which are phenolic compounds traditionally known as laxatives. It provides…fatty acids… 4 plant steroids; cholesterol, campesterol, β-sisosterol and lupeol. Hormones: Auxins and gibberellins that help in wound healing and have anti-inflammatory action….
Two most powerful healing plants in the world can be found growing in various tropical areas. Aloe Vera and Prickly Pear Cactus can be combined to make a very healthy longevity drink. Prickly Pear Cactus have green colored pads and red fruits that are edible. The pads contain various amino acids and dietary fiber. Also, the red fruits are high in antioxidants. Aloe Vera gel is another plant that is considered to be a “smart plant” due to its ability to regenerate healthy cells. It contains antibacterial and antiviral properties….
Aloe Vera has ulcer reducing properties https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... Aloe Vera treatment can reduce leukocyte adherence and TNF-α level, elevate IL-10 level and promote gastric ulcer healing.