You have learned from my Medical Sunday Blogs that the Holy Bible is not only a spiritual source but also a fountain of medicinal herbs for our health. Today, I shall add the profile of one more Biblical herb – maybe the most potent one for our health at all. Just read on to learn more about, Biblical citation and contemporary scientific validation included…
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
According to the basic biologic law of nature, health support and disease prevention is only possibe with natural remedies - with medicinal herbs in the forefront.
Unfortunately, 97% of today's doctors and pharmacists are lacking an appropriate competence in this field, according to meta-analysis in internationally renowned medical journal Drug and Therapeutic Bulletin (DTB) , this competence is known already from the Holy Bible.
As you may have learned already from my Medical Sunday Blogs …
… about the wealth of medicinal herbs documented in the Holy Bible.
Also see my seminars on “Health from the Bible” about the historic event when the 3 Wise Men came to Jesus’ birth more than 2000 years ago with 3 gifts: all medicinal herbs.
Today, I would like to add another highly potent Biblical herb – in fact a super herb – you may not want to miss for the rest of your (healthy) life: nopal, the Spanish word for the pads of the most abundant genus of the cactus plant family. Also known as prickly pear, cactus pear and opuntia. (Botanical name: Opuntia Ficus Indica)
This herb is native to the mountains of Mexico (where it is used in traditional medicine, inter alia for diabetes). But it is also found beyond the Mexican border in southwest America, as it grows wild also in the Mediterranean, the northern USA, the Middle East, Australia, South Africa and India.
>> Genesis 3:18 <<
“It will produce thorns and thistle for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.”
CONTEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC VALIDATION
2000 years later this biblical herb has found scientific proof in our time as well.
Inter alia by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, the Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit, and the Diagnostico Medica Alameda in Cordoba, all Mexico.
On one side, nopal is a very humble plant in terms of management, irrigation, fertilization, etc., as it is basically growing wild.
On the other, specifically the leaves of this herb is a tremendous powerhouse of health. Rich in nutrients such as, inter alia, essential minerals (calcium magnesium, phosphorus, etc.), vitamins (A, B, C, K) chlorophyll, protein, as well as pectin. To prevent, relieve and overcome a whole portfolio of nowadays ailments and diseases.
Not to forget also about its most valuable content of this herb: dietary fiber. Because the higher the intake of dietary fiber, the less chronic illnesses will develop - the highest preventable death toll in the country.
The appropriate intake for dietary fiber for adults is 25 g (females) and 38 g (males). Unfortunately, only 5% of the population meet this goal, with the high risk of getting chronically ill.
Nopal is helping to fill this gap, besides fruits, vegetables, whole grain, legumes, nuts, etc. As recommended in the Holy Bible more than 2000 years ago.
Otherwise, your health may be at risk.
NOPAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Just to name in the following a few ailments of our time (the proverbial ‘tip of the iceberg’) for which nopal is of great value.
Because nopal’s high content of dietary fiber supports the dilution of cancerous cells potentially developing colon and other types of cancer.
We may additionally look at nopal’s anti-inflammatory components such as polyphenols, glycoproteins and sterols, fighting atherosclerosis as the primary cause of
Coronary Heart Disease
As well as its beneficial role to prevent or lower
High Blood Pressure
because of nopal’s high potassium content.
is another highly relevant health issue in this context. Because fiber and pectin, additionally to nopal’s 18 amino acids, are lowering blood glucose, as it decreases the absorption of sugar in the stomach and intestine. Maintaining normal blood sugar level for preventing diabetes 2 naturally.
That’s why it is also recommended for
* Weight Management & Prevention of Obesity
* reduces ‘bad’ (LDL) Cholesterol
Its content of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals is beneficial for the promotion of an excellent
* Preventing Constipation
* Cleansing the Colon at the same time since nopal absorbs water from the colon.
Another health benefit is nopal’s natural boost of our
* Immune System
in general, as well as our
* Circulatory, Respiratory and Digestive System
Just as the 3 gifts (medicinal herbs) of the 3 Wise Men in the Holy Bible, so does nopal
* Control Inflammation
which stands behind each ailment.
Not to forget about
* Strengthening Bones
because of the calcium content in nopal leaves, thus avoiding osteoporosis.
Beyond of the above indicated small selection of health conditions, there is almost no part of our body’s eco-biologic system for which biblical herbs including nopal leaves may not be of any help.
More than 2000 years after they were cited in the Holy Bible.
Scientifically validated by modern medicine today.
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