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Alternative Names

Cardon, Cactus à Grandes Fleurs, Night Blooming Cereus, Reina de las Flores, Reina de la Noche, Sweet Scented Cactus, Selenicereus Caution: Please refer to separate listing for Prickly Pear Cactus, Hoodia, Carallum

Scientific Name

Cactus Grandiflorus

Why Do People Use Cereus?

The oral preparations of Cactus grandiflorus (Cereus), like cereus powder, are used for: • Angina pectoris • Edema related to weakened heart function • As a cardiac stimulant • Urinary tract infections • Hemoptysis • Menorrhagia • Dysmenorrhea • Hemorrhage • Cystitis • Shortness of breath Topically cereus powder is utilized for rheumatism.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Cactus grandiflorus is considered likely safe when its stem and flowering parts are utilized orally for non-cardiac condition. However, there is no side effect yet reported in human beings although it possesses cactine, which has digitalis-like impacts. Likely Unsafe - Oral consumption for self-medication purposes may be unsafe for patients who are suffering from cardiac conditions. But nothing can be said with certainty as information in this regard is incomplete. Lactation and Pregnant Women - Cereus should be avoided by lactating and pregnant females because there is lack of authentic information to rate the safety of Cactus grandiflorus in these conditions.

How Effective Is Cereus?

There is lack of information regarding effectiveness of cereus powder.

How Cereus Works?

The most effective parts of Cactus grandiflorus are its young shoots, stem and flower. Preliminary evidences suggest that cereus powder may open the vessels of heart and that of the peripheral circulation. It is also reported that it may stimulate the motor neurons of spinal cord. Clinical experiments have also suggested that its cardio tonic amine (tyramine) may strengthen heart muscles action.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Cereus?

The oral consumption of cereus powder may be followed by: • Queasiness • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Nausea • Burning of the mouth Topically it may be responsible for: • Skin pustules • Itching

How Cereus Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction between supplements & herbs with cereus powder.

How Cereus Interacts With Drugs?

Digoxin (Lanoxin) - Interaction rating between cereus and digoxin is moderate so be careful of this combination. It is reported that Cactus grandiflorus may show effects with other drugs and potentiate the cardiac glycosides actions. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) - MAOIs may show an interaction of moderate degree with cereus. Theoretically, over dosage of cereus powder may show effects with MAOIs due to its tyramine content.

How Cereus Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction of food item with cereus powder.

How Cereus Interacts With Lab Tests?

There is no known interaction of lab tests with Cactus grandiflorus.

How Cereus Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Heart Conditions - Theoretically, cereus may pose the heart disease patients to adverse effects and may even interfere with their therapy.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Cereus?

For oral consumption dosage of 0.6 mg cereus liquid extract (1:1) one to ten time every day and 0.12 to 2 mL dosage of cereus tincture 2-3 times every day should be utilized. Alternative dosage of cereus tincture is 10 drops of sweetened water with ratio 1:10 used 3-5 times every. Those who are suffering from cardiac illness should avoid self-medication.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Cereus Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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