Sabra = nopal etc

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s diseases are a serious health issue in elderly populations. While aging can cause mild cognitive decline, these neurodegenerative diseases are induced by oxidative stress, brain injury, and neuronal inflammation leading to dementia. Prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica, Cactaceae) has demonstrated neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties in preclinical studies, suggesting potential application for enhancing cognitive function in adults.