|Prickly pear, Opuntia spp., slice open the
pad and apply the inside over wounds, bites, stings and envenomations.
The inner flesh is a chemotactic attractant, surfactant, drawing serum
from the wound site cleaning it and sealing it. Said to be a
successful treatment for scorpion and recluse spider bites.
Food: Flowers and buds are roasted and eaten. Pads are de-spined, cooked and eaten. (More)
|Prickly pear sliced in half and applied over a wound, draws blood, cleans and seals wound.|
|Opuntia patch east of Cuernavaca, edible pads above.||Above: Edible flowers Opuntia|