Agave sisalana Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
hemp-plant mescal sisal agave sisal-hemp
Agave sisalana

Medical use

Economic importance of Agave sisalana

Environmental ornamental
Materials fiber
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Libya
    • Southern Africa: South Africa; Swaziland
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • EUROPE
    Naturalized
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • PACIFIC
    Naturalized
    • North-Central Pacific: U.S. Outlying Islands - Midway Islands; United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Society Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Nauru
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Caribbean: West Indies

Biological activities

Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiatheromic
Pectin found in Plant
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Pectin found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Pectin found in Plant
Antidiarrheic
Pectin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antienteritic
Pectin found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antifatigue
Diosgenin found in Plant
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antigallstone
Pectin found in Plant
Antigastritic
Pectin found in Plant
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Chlorogenin found in Leaf
Diosgenin found in Plant
Gitogenin found in Plant
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antilithic
Pectin found in Plant
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antimetastatic
Pectin found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Pectin found in Plant
Antiobesity
Pectin found in Plant
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antipsoriac
Sarsapogenin found in Plant
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Sarsapogenin found in Plant
Antistress
Diosgenin found in Plant
Antitumor
Tigogenin found in Leaf (6200 ppm)
Antitussive
Pectin found in Plant
Antiulcer
Pectin found in Plant
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Pectin found in Plant
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Chemopreventive
Pectin found in Plant
Demulcent
Pectin found in Plant
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Diosgenin found in Plant
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Fungicide
Pectin found in Plant
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Hemostat
Pectin found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Diosgenin found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Diosgenin found in Plant
Pectin found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Pectin found in Plant
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Mastogenic
Diosgenin found in Plant
Peristaltic
Pectin found in Plant
Pesticide
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Chlorogenin found in Leaf
Pectin found in Plant
Piscicide
Chlorogenin found in Leaf
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]