Published March 23, 2023 | Version v1
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Opuntia ficus-indica (Cactaceae): A review

  • 1. Department of Environmental Sciences, Vaish College of Engineering, Rohtak, Haryana, India
  • 2. Biodiversity and Conservation Lab., Ambika Prasad Research Foundation, Odisha, India

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Opuntia ficus-indica, commonly referred to as prickly pear, belongs to the family Cactaceae. It is used as both for food and medicine in different countries throughout the world. It contains diverse bioactive compounds which make this plant to withstand extreme drought conditions in relatively poor soil. The present review is aimed at the morphological characters of Opuntia ficus-indica with its food and medicinal values.

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