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Ran Knishinsky is a professional health researcher and writer and the founder of NutraConsulting, a consulting firm to the natural products industry. He is the author of The Clay Cure and The Prozac Alternative.

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" As an herbalist and ethnobotanist, I have scoured the literature to find more details about the use of these curious plants. My search has been rewarded by the publication of Ran Knishinsky's new book, Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine. He has done a masterful job unearthing details on the use of the prickly pear cactus for food and for medicine. This, the only cactus widely available in American supermarkets, is poised to become a dietary staple and Knishinsky's book provides the spark to move prickly pear from beyond ethnic use to mainstream acceptance." " An excellent blend of good science and real life applications." " Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine is the first guide to the natural healing powers of the prickly pear cactus." " For paean to the prickly pear, and as a source of good practical information about its uses, this book is an excellent resource." " A comprehensive and detailed review of the benefits of this remarkable plant and a compelling argument for its acceptance into modern herbalism." " The prickly pear cactus may become an herbal superstar. . . . Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine is a unique and invaluable contribution to alternative medicine reference collections." " . . . how intriguing it is that prickly pear cactus grows so profusely here in the Southwest and is also the treatment for a disease that is epidemic here amongst the native people." " Ran Knishinsky has done a masterful job unearthing details on the use of the prickly pear cactus for food and for medicine. This book provides the spark to move the prickly pear from beyond ethnic use to mainstream acceptance." " The prickly pear is one of the most widespread cacti on Earth and has some of the most diverse uses, both as food and medicine. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the benefits of this remarkable plant and a compelling argument for its increased acceptance into modern herbalism." " A wonderful book about a wonderful herb. An excellent blend of good science and real life apllications showing the relevance of prickly pear in the treatment of conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol management and a range of immunological problems. The wealth of gourmet recipes and practical guidelines will prove invaluable to the many people that prickly pear will benefit." "An excellent blend of good science and real life applications." "A comprehensive and detailed review of the benefits of this remarkable plant and a compelling argument for its acceptance into modern herbalism." "Ran Knishinsky has done a masterful job unearthing details on the use of the prickly pear cactus for food and for medicine. This book provides the spark to move the prickly pear from beyond ethnic use to mainstream acceptance." & quot; For paean to the prickly pear, and as a source of good practical information about its uses, this book is an excellent resource.& quot; & quot; . . . how intriguing it is that prickly pear cactus grows so profusely here in the Southwest and is also the treatment for a disease that is epidemic here amongst the native people.& quot; & quot; The prickly pear cactus may become an herbal superstar. . . . Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine is a unique and invaluable contribution to alternative medicine reference collections.& quot; & quot; The prickly pear is one of the most widespread cacti on Earth and has some of the most diverse uses, both as food and medicine. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the benefits of this remarkable plant and a compelling argument for its increased acceptance into modern herbalism.& quot; & quot; A wonderful book about a wonderful herb. An excellent blend of good science and real life apllications showing the relevance of prickly pear in the treatment of conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol management and a range of immunological problems. The wealth of gourmet recipes and practical guidelines will prove invaluable to the many people that prickly pear will benefit.& quot; & quot; As an herbalist and ethnobotanist, I have scoured the literature to find more details about the use of these curious plants. My search has been rewarded by the publication of Ran Knishinsky's new book, Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine . He has done a masterful job unearthing details on the use of the prickly pear cactus for food and for medicine. This, the only cactus widely available in American supermarkets, is poised to become a dietary staple and Knishinsky's book provides the spark to move prickly pear from beyond ethnic use to mainstream acceptance.& quot; ?An excellent blend of good science and real life applications.? "Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine is the first guide to the natural healing powers of the prickly pear cactus." ?A comprehensive and detailed review of the benefits of this remarkable plant and a compelling argument for its acceptance into modern herbalism.? ?Ran Knishinsky has done a masterful job unearthing details on the use of the prickly pear cactus for food and for medicine. This book provides the spark to move the prickly pear from beyond ethnic use to mainstream acceptance.? "Un examen amplio y detallado de los beneficios de esta importante planta y un argumento convincente a favor de su aceptacion en el herbalismo moderno."--Mark Blumenthal, director ejecutivo del Consejo Botanico Estadounidense y editor de la publicacion "HerbalGram" "Un maravilloso libro sobre una planta maravillosa. Una excelente combinacion entre buena ciencia y su aplicacion a la vida real. Una muestra de la importancia del nopal en el tratamiento de enfermedades como la diabetes, control del colesterol, y una diversidad de problemas inmunologicos. La abundancia de recetas gourmet y su guia de usos practicos seran una ayuda inestimable para todos aquellos que deseen beneficiarse de la planta de nopal."--David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG, autor de "Medical Herbalism" ["Herbalismo medico"] y "The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal "["Guia completa ilust "El nopal es una de las especies de cactus mas extendidas sobre la tierra y a la vez una de las de mayor diversidad de usos tanto en lo alimentario como medicinal. Este libro entrega una revision comprehensiva y detallada de los beneficios de esta notable planta, asi como un testimonio de los innegables meritos que le han otorgado una creciente aceptacion dentro de la botanica moderna."--Mark Blumenthal, director ejecutivo del Consejo Americano de Botanica y Editor de "HerbalGram" "Como herbolario y etnobotanico, he hurgado a lo largo de mi vida en todo tipo de literatura, a fin de dar con mayor informacion sobre el uso de estas singulares plantas. Mi investigacion ha sido compensada con la nueva publicacion de Ran Knishinsky: " Usos medicos del nopal". Su magistral trabajo revela en detalle los usos del cactus nopal tanto en sus aplicaciones alimentarias como medicinal. Este cactus, el unico ampliamente vendido en los supermercados de Estados Unidos, esta proximo a convertirse en uno de los principales productos de la dieta americana. El libro de Knishinsky estimula a su uso mas alla de su consumo por algunos grupos etnicos, para alcanzar una aceptacion general."--David Winston, AHG, Rector de la Escuela de Terapia Herbaria de Medicina Bontanica y Miembro del Consejo Revisor de Admisiones de la Asociacion Americana de herbolaria ." . . how intriguing it is that prickly pear cactus grows so profusely here in the Southwest and is also the treatment for a disease that is epidemic here amongst the native people." "A wonderful book about a wonderful herb. An excellent blend of good science and real life apllications showing the relevance of prickly pear in the treatment of conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol management and a range of immunological problems. The wealth of gourmet recipes and practical guidelines will prove invaluable to the many people that prickly pear will benefit." "As an herbalist and ethnobotanist, I have scoured the literature to find more details about the use of these curious plants. My search has been rewarded by the publication of Ran Knishinsky's new book, "Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine". He has done a masterful job unearthing details on the use of the prickly pear cactus for food and for medicine. This, the only cactus widely available in American supermarkets, is poised to become a dietary staple and Knishinsky's book provides the spark to move prickly pear from beyond ethnic use to mainstream acceptance." "For paean to the prickly pear, and as a source of good practical information about its uses, this book is an excellent resource." "The prickly pear cactus may become an herbal superstar. . . . "Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine" is a unique and invaluable contribution to alternative medicine reference collections." "The prickly pear is one of the most widespread cacti on Earth and has some of the most diverse uses, both as food and medicine. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the benefits of this remarkable plant and a compelling argument for its increased acceptance into modern herbalism." ""Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine" is the first guide to the natural healing powers of the prickly pear cactus." "Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine is the first guide to the natural healing powers of the prickly pear cactus." & quot; Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine is the first guide to the natural healing powers of the prickly pear cactus.& quot;

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