Answered By: Erin McDaniel Last Updated: May 27, 2015 Views: 107
Hello. Sorry for the delayed response. We were closed all weekend.
I tried searching Google, and like you, found mostly sales sites. You might want to try Google Scholar (link below). I found some relevant articles. Also try searching nopal, which is an alternative name, and Opuntia ficus-indica, which is the scientific name.
If you go to our Databases libguide, also linked below, and click on the Nursing tab, you will find good databases. To access most of them you have to have a COM ID, and will be prompted to enter your last name and ID number. If you don't have a COM ID number, you can use the databases in the box that says free databases.
I'm also including a link to EBSCO: Health Source Consumer Edition and to Natural and Alternative Medicine. Again, you will have to have an ID to access these.
I also included a link to PubMed, which is a searchable database of scholarly articles from The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Search the term nopal and the scientific name (you can copy and paste from above). Limit to Free Full Text on the left from your result list.
Hope this helps. Let us know if we can do anything else.
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