Nopal (Opuntia spp.) and Other Traditional Mexican Plants

Rosalia Reynoso-Camacho, Elvira González de Mejía

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutraceuticals, Glycemic Health and Type 2 Diabetes
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780813829333
StatePublished - Apr 16 2009


  • Cucurbita ficifolia, reducing of blood glucose levels
  • Galega officinalis, oral glucose-lowering agent
  • Leaves of Cecropia obtusifolia, showing antihyperglycemic effect
  • Opuntia streptacantha, hypoglycemic plant
  • Phaseolus vulgaris pod extract (PPEt)
  • Thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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