Whether it is the herbal tea you take to freshen yourself up, or medicines like turmeric tablets you use to get for its various medicinal benefits, more and more people are relying upon herbal supplements to keep healthy. Recently, I was directed me to the “wellness drink” Nopalea, that is supposed to help your body neutralize toxins and reduce inflammation. Even though I have not yet tried the drink myself and can not recommend it based on personal experience, I would encourage the reader to explore more information and make your own determination.
There is some interesting information available on the internet about the basic ingredient of Opuntia Ficus Indica. For example, this page on Wikipedia says that “Indian Fig Opuntia (and probably others) might have a reducing effect on alcohol hangover by inhibiting the production of inflammatory mediators. Studies have yielded differing results, with some studies witnessing significant reductions in nausea, dry mouth, and loss of appetite, as well as less risk of a severe hangover, while others witnessing no compelling evidence for effects on alcohol hangover.” It also says that in Mexico and the Southwest, its pulp and juice have been used to treat numerous maladies, such as wounds and inflammations of the digestive and urinary tracts.
According to the nopalea.com website, you can try Nopalea for “free” (only pay $9.95 for shipping) by calling 1-800-203-7063.