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.
Agave leaf juice has been used as a topical treatment to relive itching and sores; it's full of steroids that reduce inflammation.
After fibers from the Agave plant are soaked in water, they transform into a tonic that can be used to disinfect the scalp.
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.
According to Park S. Nobel, six percent of the precursors for corticosteroids come from agave plants.
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.
- Remarkable Agaves and Cacti; Park S. Nobel; 1994
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