AGAVE AMERICANA symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy AGAVE AMERICANA…


(American Aloes).


All the anti-scorbutic vegetable acids and with



We have no provings of this medicine worth mentioning. Dr. Perrin, of the United States Army, while stationed at Fort McIntosh, in Texas, has used it in scurvy with brilliant success. His cases are reported in the N.Y. Journal of Medicine, 1850. Dr. Perrin writes: “Eleven cases, all milder in form than the two just related, were continued upon the lime juice; diet the same. On the 21st of April, they exhibited evidences of improvement, but it was nothing when compared with the cases under the use of the Maguez. (The name given to the Agave by the natives). Seven cases were under treatment during the same time, making use of citric-acid. On the 21st of April no one had improved, and three were growing worse. At this time so convinced was I of the great superiority of the Maguez over either of the other remedies employed, that I determined to place all the patients upon that medicine. The result has proved exceedingly gratifying. Every case has improved rapidly from that date. The countenance, so universally dejected and despairing in the patient affected with scurvy, is brightened up with contentment and hope in two days from the time of its introduction. The most marked evidences of improvement were observable at every successive visit. From observing the effects of the Maguez in the cases which have occurred in this command, I am compelled to place it far above that remedy which, till now, has stood above every other, the lime-juice. The manner in which I used it was as follows: The leaves are cut off close to the root. They are placed in hot ashes until thoroughly cooked, when they are removed and the juice expressed. The expressed juice is then strained, and may be used thus, or may be sweetened. It may be given in doses of from two ounces to three ounces three times daily. The use of the leaf in this way, I believe, will ward off most effectually incipient scorbutus.”.

Charles Julius Hempel
Charles Julius Hempel (5 September 1811 Solingen, Prussia - 25 September 1879 Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a German-born translator and homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. While attending medical lectures at the University of New York, where he graduated in 1845, he became associated with several eminent homeopathic practitioners, and soon after his graduation he began to translate some of the more important works relating to homeopathy. He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1857.