Tree Chola (Opuntia imbricata)
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The fruit is chopped into small pieces, boiled and then the fibre and seed is filtered out. The resulting liquid is used as a mordant for dyes.
The thorns have been used as a sewing material and for tattooing.
The dried stems have been used as candles and torches.
The following notes are for O. ficus indica. They almost certainly also apply to this species[K].
A gum is obtained from the stem. It is used as a masticatory or mixed with oil to make candles. The juice of the boiled stem segments is very sticky. It is added to plaster, whitewash etc to make it adhere better to walls.
Cultivation & Habitat
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