High in anti-oxidants, Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus indica) has been shown to reduce the body's inflammatory response to alcohol. This may result in less nausea, dry mouth and loss of appetite.
Prickly Pear Extract


Grown in: United States 

Part Used: Fruit

Dietary Sources: Prickly Pear Fruit

What we test for

Heavy Metals
Pesticide Residues

      Clinical References

      The extract of the Opuntia ficus indica (OFI) plant diminishes the inflammatory response to stressful stimuli related to alcohol consumption.


      Wiese, Jeff, et al. (2004). Effect of Opuntia ficus indica on symptoms of the alcohol hangover. Archives of Internal Medicine 164(12): 1334-1340.


      Prickly pear juice decreases alcohol-induced liver damage.


      Alimi H, Hfaeidh N, Mbarki S, Bouoni Z, Sakly M, Ben Rouma K. (2012). Evaluation of Opuntia ficus indica f. inermis fruit juice hepatoprotective effect upon ethanol toxicity in rats. General Physiology and Biophysics 31(3):335-42  


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