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The Agave , which has also been called the 'century
plant', the 'Century Aloe' and the 'American Aloe',
obtained it's name from the Greek language--- the word 'agavos' meaning illustrious,
an apt description for some magnificent and noble plants.
The word is found in a number of instances in classical mythology.
Throughout the history of the New World
the agave has been closely associated with mankind in a multitude of ways,
both with the original inhabitants of Mesoamerica
and subsequently with invaders and conquerors from
In the pre conquest era the agave was well established as an
important feature of everyday life.
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Maguey Properties favored by The Aztec's
The Maguey is used in the
treatment of Syphilis,
Accelerates the rapid healing of wounds,
and is also a strong laxative.
Aztec Method of Use
Use the fluid extract of the Maguey root, take 10 drops of this
extract in the morning in a little water then 10 more drops in the evening.
The following day take 20 drops in the morning and 20 in the evening.
Do this each
day until you reach 200 drops a day once in the morning and again in the
divided in half or 100 drops in the morning and 100 at
To Accelerate the Healing of Wounds:
Use the Maguey
balsam which you obtain from wringing the Maguey leaves,
then boil the balsam
with a little bit of sugar until thick,
then soak handkerchiefs in this fluid
and cover the wounds with them.
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as a substitute for standard medical treatments.
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if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion.
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