Agave Americana

Agave Americana signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Agave Americana is used…

      American Aloe. Century plant. *N. O. Amaryllidaceae. Tincture of fresh-chopped leaves.


Gonorrhoea. Hydrophobia Scurvy. Stomacace.


*Agave is an unproved remedy. The juice of if fermented is the Mexican intoxicating beverage called “Pulque. ” The plant has a local reputation as a remedy for hydrophobia. A striking case is quoted by the *H. *Recorder from *El *Siglo *Medico. A boy developed the classical symptoms of hydrophobia four and a half months after being bitten: Quarrelsomeness, excitement, fright, inability to swallow, small frequent pulse, great anxiety. Finally swallowing was impossible, restraint had to be used to prevent him biting his nurses in the hospital, when, as a last resource, a piece of *Agave was offered to the boy by the doctor in attendance, cut from a hedge of the plant with which the hospital grounds were fenced. To the astonishment of all, the boy reached for it and ate it greedily, almost without chewing. By evening a decrease in the violence of the nervous attacks was manifest, though they remained as frequent as before. The improvement was slow but continued. On the fourth day he took some nourishment, but also continued chewing *Agave and swallowing the juice. On the fifth day he recovered consciousness by still demanded *Agave. On the eighth day he said he did not want any more as “it tasted too bitter and caused a burning in the mouth.” He had no further symptoms of the disease. According to Hansen *Agave is indicated in scurvy, stomacace, and painful erections in gonorrhoea.


*Compare: Lyss., Fagu, Lachesis, Aloe, and other Liliaceous plants.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica