Agave Americana belongs to the tropical plants. His birthplace – South America. In our country the agave is grown as an ornamental plant, it is somewhat like aloe, or century plant.
The main difference is that its leaves are much wider, the size of half a palm.
The agave plant has no stem at the root which rises above the leaves, it is typical for aloe.
In medicine are used as leaves and the fresh juice of the agave. Often the duration of life of this plant is 15 to 20 years. However, the leaves for the treatment is to take only those aged more than 3 years.
According to their chemical and pharmacological properties of agave Americana is the same as aloe. But doctors have no specific research, therefore, it is used only in folk medicine.
The use of agave
It can be used externally (for example, various kinds of wounds or abscesses) and internal (such treatment is recommended for people suffering from zaboleva of the stomach, lungs, liver). These drugs have a beneficial effect on the body, possessing analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, disinfectant, and expectorant.
For external use you need to take fresh leaves of agave, cut along the sheet, and then applied to ballinamult. Excellent effect gives agave with problems associated with inflammation of the sciatic nerve, as well as for abscesses.
People with hypersensitive skin when fitting the leaves of agave on the sore spot may feel a strong burning sensation, but fear not such an unpleasant reaction.
Just need to know that this is not a side effect and not a complication. You must endure such feelings to obtain a positive result. If you want to reduce the degree of skin irritation, to the sore spot, you can make fresh cheese.
Internal diseases are also treatable with the help of agave Americana. Help an infusion of crushed leaves. But be aware that liver disease and jaundice be treated by taking the powder of agave. But in protracted chronic bronchitis, and tuberculosis need to take a mixture of agave juice mixed with honey.
Recipes of traditional medicine
For stomach diseases take 20 drops wormwood extract 1 tsp of agave. These components are mixed, and then diluted with the mixture. liters of boiling water. Take 1 tbsp. of medication 3 times a day.
Powder from the leaves of the agave needed to make from dried, pounded, and then sifted leaves. Store it in a dry place. Take 0.5 g 3 times a day.
Copes with illnesses such a mixture: take 100 g lard, unsalted butter and honey and 15 g of juice from the leaves of agave and 50 g of cocoa (optional). Mix well. To take the product 2 times a day, throwing in a glass of milk 1 tbsp of the mixture.
Osteochondrosis should be treated as follows: 100 g of agave mixed with 50 g of camphor oil and lard, and 3 tbsp horse chestnut, 30 grams of turpentine and 200 ml of vodka. To give a means to infuse in a dark place for 8 days. Then spread a thin layer on black bread and attach to the sore place. If you will feel a strong burning sensation, you should take some time to remove the tool and then be applied again.
American agave will also help in the treatment of carbuncles. Take 3 tbsp of agave Americana, 1 tbsp Boudreau hederacea and 4 tbsp of carcasona ordinary and root of burdock. Make a collection of these plants. 3 tablespoons collection pour 500 ml boiling water, let it brew, then strain. Next, moisten a napkin and apply to the carbuncle.
No worse than the effect of alcohol infusion: 3 tbsp. l. collection pour 500 ml of alcohol, insist 3 hours. Then take 1 tbsp. l. tincture and urine, mix them, moisten a cloth in the mixture and put it on the carbuncle for the night.