Agave sisalana Perrine

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 20-21

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Agave sisalana Perrine
status

 

Agave sisalana Perrine 

Names.

Myanmar: nanat-gyi, na-nat-shaw, thinbauk-nanat. English: sisal, sisal hemp.

Range.

Eastern Mexico. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Whole plant: Juice used as purgative.

Notes.

A pharmacognostical profile including medicinal uses of this plant in Africa is given in Iwu (1993). The toxic properties, symptoms, treatment and beneficial uses of this plant, parts of which are poisonous, are discussed by Nellis (1997). Data on the propagation, seed treatment and agricultural management of this species are given by Katende et al. (1995). Worldwide medicinal usage, chemical composition and toxicity of this species are discussed by Duke (1986).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Agave