Family • Agavaceae - Agave angustifolia Haw - SWORD AGAVE
|Dwarf aloe (Engl.)|
|Sword agave (Engl.)|
Agave, derived from the scientific name is the adopted common name for most agave species: (1) Magey, maguey, agave, Agave americana (2) Agave, Agave angustifolia
Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1) Characterization of Five Typical Agave Plants Used To Produce Mezcal through Their Simple Lipid Composition Analysis by Gas Chromatography / J. Agric. Food Chem., 2009, 57 (5), pp 1933–1939 / DOI: 10.1021/jf802141d
Constituents and properties
Roots are considered diuretic and diaphoretic.
No known folkloric use in the Philippines.
In India, fresh juice of leaves applied externally to bruises.
• Agave Nectar is a blend of two agave varieties: A salmiana and A. angustifolia.
• Studied as alternative gene pools to preserve Agave germplasm diversity for the production of traditional Agave spritis. source
• Mezcal: Study of five agave plants used in Mexico for mezcal production yielded sixteen fatty acids, including capric and lignoceric. Lipids included free fatty acids, ß-sitosterol and groups of mono-, di-, and triacylglycerols.
Commerce: Agave Nectar, a low-glycemic sweetener, is a blend of two varieties: Agave salmiana and Agave angustifolia.