AGAVE

lat. Agave tequilana
hrv. Agave

Agaves are succulents plants with a large rosette of thick, fleshy leaves, most of the species ending in a sharp terminal spine.

History and Origin

Agave is native to the hot regions of Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Some agave species are also native to tropical areas of South America.

Properties

Agave plant contains estrogen-like isoflavonoid, alkaloids, coumarin and vitamins B1, B2, C, D and K, and provitamin A.

It has an antiseptic, wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties, which explains its uses externally as a medicinal herb to treat burns, bruises and insect bites.

Homemade Agave Lemonade Recipe

A lemonade with a twist!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ready in : 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups lemon juice (fresh; about 6 lemons)
6 cups water
3/4 cup agave nectar (or to taste)
1 tablespoon ginger (fresh, finely grated)
Garnish: mint leaves (fresh)
Garnish: lemon (thinly sliced)

Instructions

  • Stir together the lemon juice, water, and agave nectar.
  • Stir in the grated ginger (if desired) and chill thoroughly.
  • Serve with mint leaves and very thinly sliced lemon.
    Recipe from: thespruce.com