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Alternative Names

American aloe, Agavaceae, Arizona century plant, Arizona agave, Blue agave, Bald agave, Century plant, Cantala, Chisos mountain century plant, Chisos agave, Corita, Coastal agave, ow's horn agave, Desert century plant, Desert agave, Drunkard agave, Dragon tree agave, Dwarf octopus agave, Dwarf century plant, Eggers' century plant, Foxtail agave, False sisal, Golden flower century plant, Golden flowered agave, Havard's century plant, Hardy century plant, Hohokam agave, Henequen, Ixtle de jaumave, Lecheguilla,Leather agave, Little princess agave, Maguey bandeado, Maguey, Maguey del Bravo, Maguey chato, Maguey de Havard, Maguey de Desierto, Maguey de montana, Maguey de la India, Maguey de Sisal, Maguey de tlalcoyote, Maguey de pastizal, Maguey Henequen, Maguey diente de tiburn, Maguey liso, Maguey lechuguilla, Maguey pajarito, Maguey mezortillo, Maguey spero, Maguey primavera, Mckelvey agave, Maguey sbari, Mescal ceniza, McKelvey's century plant, Mexican sisal, Mescalito, Mezcal yapavai, Mezcal azul tequilero, Murphey's century plant, Murphey agave, Octopus Agave, Palmer century plant, Palmer agave, Parry agave, Palmer's century plant, Puerto Rico century plant, Parry's agave and Pulque, Queen Victoria's Agave, Rough century plant, Smallflower century plant, Smallflower agave, Schott's century plant, Schott agave, sisal hemp, Sisal, Smooth agave, Shindagger, St. Croix agave, Squid agave, Swan's neck agave and Slimfoot century plant, Tequila agave, Tequila, Tread-leaf agave, Thorncrest century plant, Toumey's century plant and Toumey agave, Utah agave, Weber blue agave,Weber agave, Wild century plant and Weber's century plant

Scientific Name

Agave Americana

Why Do People Use Agave?

The heart of the plant is extremely rich in saccharine matter and can be consumed when baked. Nutritious and sweet yet fibrous at the same time. The seeds of Agave americana L (Agave) are grounded into a flour and utilized as a thickener while making soups or utilized with grain flours while making bread. Flower stalks of agave are roasted before use. Agave is sometimes utilized like asparagus. The sap obtained from the cut stems is utilized as a sweet syrup or fermented and converted into pulque or mescal. The sap can be collected by creating a gap in the center of the plant near the base of the flower stem. Agave powder is also used due to its antiseptic properties. The sap of Agave americana L is laxative, diuretic and diaphoretic. An infusion made by chopping the leaves of agave is laxative and the juice of the leaves is used to promote the healing of wounds. The plant is also used orally for the cure of flatulence, indigestion, jaundice constipation and dysentery. The leaves of agave are also rich in steroid constituents. A gum from the leaf and root is utilized as a cure for toothache. The root is diuretic and diaphoretic. It is utilized as a cure for syphilis. The dried roots and leaves can be harvested and usually store well. Individuals frequently inquire if agave grown to make tequila? In fact, tequila is a sort of mezcal yet all mezcals are not tequila. To be a genuine tequila, it must be determined from Agave tequilana Weber azul or, which is generally known as the Webers Blue- a variety of Agave tequilana. The greater part of the mezcal refreshments are produced using one of 5 or 6 species, of which A. Americana is one of the basic

Is It Safe To Use?

Individuals who have hypersensitivities (allergic) to plants in Agavaceae family should observe caution while using agave powder. Contact dermatitis is one such hypersensitive reaction seen after consuming plant parts of Agave americana L. The firm, erect leaves are tipped with sharp needle, which can result in injury upon contact. This may eventually result in skin rash. The crystals in agave powder may inflict damage to the blood vessels. There are some reports where people using Agave americana L as a cure for hair fall ended up having contact dermatitis. Pulque utilization may result in liver disease and may cause increase in death rate. A few constituents of Agave sisalana, have high hemolytic potential and may therefore be toxic. Crystals of calcium oxalate found in thorny agave may result in microwear of human teeth. Noteworthy increments in homocysteine levels, increase in blood glucose levels and decrease in the effectiveness of insulin were found in sound non-fat young people who consumed tequila on daily basis. Dinordin and Anordin are steroid compounds derived from Agave americana L. These compound have antifertility properties, which have been affirmed by researchers in many countries.

How Effective Is Agave?

No information is available in this regard.

How Agave Works?

The exact mechanism of agave powder is still unknown and needs to be studied in detail.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Agave?

No side effects have been reported with the consumption of agave powder.

How Agave Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

The exact mechanism of interaction of Agave americana L with different herbs and supplements is still poorly understood.

How Agave Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Agave Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Agave Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Agave Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Agave?

There is no proven, safe dose of agave powder for adults. There is no proven safe or effective dose for agave in children.



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

Agave Powder


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