nopal

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nopal

(no-pal') plural.nopales [Sp. fm. Nahuatl] Prickly pear cactus.

nopal (nō·pälˑ),

n Latin name:
Opuntia streptacantha Lemaire, Opuntia ficus indica; parts used: cactus pads; uses: diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, constipation, and gastrointestinal conditions; precautions: none known.