Internal healing, treatment of skin infections, digestive ailments and protection of the mucus membrane are some of the uses of agave plants. These plants are also used to treat eye inflammations, cuts, wounds, bronchitis and menstrual problems.
Agave plants were traditionally used to lessen whip pains in the 18th century, and botanists subsequently discovered more uses. Agave plants treat many digestive ailments such as inflammatory conditions of the stomach and the intestines. Mixed with gourd seeds and chili, these plants are sometimes used to treat relapses after illness. Some species of agave plants are a source of fiber used to make rope and hammocks.