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Let’s Talk Series: Christina Sanchez – Prickly Pear Cactus

Let’s Talk Series: Christina Sanchez – Prickly Pear Cactus

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Herbal Nerd Society member exclusive: Christina Sanchez – Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus (Nopal) is a traditional herb that is native to the Americas. Herbalist and desert eco-system defender, Christina Sanchez, talks about how to use Nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica) medicinally. She also goes into detail on how to harvest and process this thorny cacti. From burning off the spines to straining out the juice. Prickly Pear Cactus is an accessible and useful herb that offers a diversity of health options.

Herbs We Mentioned

  • Pinon Pine
  • Nopal

Christina Sanchez

Christina Sanchez is an herbalist and licensed cosmetologist who lives in Joshua Tree, California. She is the founder of the herbal product company, Every Leaf Speaks and owns and operates Christina Sanchez Hair Design and is a high desert environmental activist.

You can find Christina at:

Website: www.everyleafspeaks.com

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/everyleafspeaks/

Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/everyleafspeaksELS/

Twitter – @speaksleaf

Sue & Candace

Sue Sierralupé
Sue Sierralupé is a Certified Master Herbalist, Master Gardener and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. She is the clinic manager and lead herbalist at Occupy Medical clinic. Sue is author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World and co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folios series. Follow her blog at Herbalism Manifesto for commentary on herbs, parenting, nutrition and a whole lot more.
Candace Hunter
Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, or see her work at The Practical Herbalist, CandaceHunter.com, and NinthDegreeHerbals.com.


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