Medicinal Uses of Agave Plant

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Agave is a plant with thick, pointed leaves that have been used as thatching and food. Its medicinal uses makes the agave plant an irreplaceable resource for human beings.

Itch relief

  • Agave leaf juice has been used as a topical treatment to relive itching and sores; it's full of steroids that reduce inflammation.

Tonic

  • After fibers from the Agave plant are soaked in water, they transform into a tonic that can be used to disinfect the scalp.

Diuretic

  • The sap of the agave is a diuretic that helps the body expel excess water and salt; in turn, this allows the heart to pump better.

Fun Fact

  • According to Park S. Nobel, six percent of the precursors for corticosteroids come from agave plants.

Warning

  • Agave extracts are used for their anti-colic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, but there are always instances of adverse reactions. Seek medical advice before using agave plants to self-medicate.

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