Dan Palevitch Gideon Earon Israel Levin (1993) Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy with Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Miller, Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 2:1, 45-49, DOI: 10.1300/J044v02n01_06

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Quote from Discussion section:

“A subjective alleviation of discomforts associated with prostatic hypertrophy was noted by patients using dried flowers of Opuntia ficus-indica, Indian -fig prickly pear cactus.”


Jonas A, Rosenblat G, Krapf D, Bitterman W, Neeman I.

Cactus flower extracts may prove beneficial in benign prostatic hyperplasia due to inhibition of 5alpha reductase activity, aromatase activity and lipid peroxidation. Urol Res. 1998;26(4):265-70. 

DOI: 10.1007/s002400050055.>> PMID: 9760000.

Quote from the Abstract:

“The cactus flower is deemed to be helpful in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) therapy, although there is no published information regarding its clinical effect in patients and on the mechanism of its biological activity. The present study evaluated the ability of cactus flower extracts to exert an effect on BPH through pos- sible inhibition of such processes as lipid peroxidation, androgen aromatization and testosterone reduction. Cactus flower extracts indeed inhibited aromatase and 5α reductase activity in cultured foreskin fibroblasts, and also in human placental and prostatic homogenates. The inhibitory activity in both instances was associated with the dichloromethane or ethanol (methanol) extracts, while a marked anti-oxidative activity was associated with the aqueous extract. The finding that cactus flower extracts interfere concurrently in vitro with aromatase and reductase activity as well as with free radical pro- cesses suggests that these substances may prove benefi- cial in BPH treatment.”


עילם, העמותה הישראלית לצמחי מרפא דצמ 2023.
פרחי צבר Opuntia Ficus Indica
מאת דר. מינה פארן >>


“ב- 20 השנים האחרונות התחילו לחקור את הגבעולים והפרחים של הצבר. הפרחים היו ידועים ברפואה המסורתית כמסייעים להקטנת בלוטת ערמונית מוגדלת.
הידע המסורתי הוכח על ידי מחקרים.”


Prostate Enlargement – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) detailed overview and explanation in the NIH (National Institute of Health) in the NIH NIDDK website.

Link to NIH online BPH article>>

Urinary Incontinence

1 of 3 women will meet Urinary Incontinence at some stage of her life. Wikipedia >>

A quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. suffer from urinary incontinence. That means millions of Americans. About 33 million have overactive bladder (also known as OAB) representing symptoms of urgency, frequency and with or without urge incontinence. 

Urology Care Foundation>>

Urinary incontinence (UI), also known as involuntary urination, is any uncontrolled leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, which may have a large impact on quality of life.[1] It has been identified as an important issue in geriatric health care.[2]


Urinary incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that’s so sudden and strong you don’t get to a toilet in time.


Though it occurs more often as people get older, urinary incontinence isn’t an inevitable consequence of aging. If urinary incontinence affects your daily activities, don’t hesitate to see your doctor. For most people, simple lifestyle and dietary changes or medical care can treat symptoms of urinary incontinence.

Mayo Clinic>> 


17 Solutions For Prostatitis, Enlarged Prostate, And Other Common Prostate Problems.

By Prevention.com, dec 29, 2017

Link to the article on prevention.com>>


בתוכנית הבריאות שלנו אנחנו מציעים לכל מי שמעוניין לקבל דיוור בנשא סגנון חיים בריא עם דגש על סיוע אפשרי בהקלה בבעיות בדרכי השתן באמצעות מגוון כלים ושיטות טבעיות.

מצורף כאן סרטון על נקודות לחיצה שיכולות לסייע במניעה ובהקטנה של גידול שפיר של בלוטת הערמונית. 

Phytochemical composition and antioxidant properties of prickly pea
(Opuntia ficus-indica L.) flowers from the Algerian germplasm

Berrabah, Hicham & Taïbi, Khaled & Ait Abderrahim, Leila & Boussaid, Mohamed. (2019).

Journal of food measurement and characterization

DOI: 10.1007/s11694-019-00032-8>>

Quote from the discussion:

“The richness of Opuntia ficus-indica flowers in bioactive compounds suggests it as a good source of all investigated phytochemicals and antioxidant activity.”

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