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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Agave sisalana?
If you know websites containing any information about Agave sisalana please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Agave sisalana and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Agave sisalana.


Agave sisalana basic info
Scientific Name: Agave sisalana Perrine.
Family: Asparagaceae.
Genus: Agave.
Common names in English: mescal, sisal agave, sisal-hemp.
Description: Sisal (/ˈsaɪsəl/,), with the botanical name Agave sisalana, is a species of Agave native to southern Mexico but widely cultivated and naturalized in many other countries. It yields a stiff fibre used in making various products. The term sisal may refer either to the plant's common name or the fibre, depending on the context. It is sometimes referred to as "sisal hemp", because for centuries hemp was a major source for fibre, and other fibre sources were named after it. - for more info about Agave sisalana See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Agave sisalana
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Agave sisalana in other websites
Agave sisalana common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Agave sisalana - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Agave sisalana - See link.


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