Agave syrup (Agave tequilana)

Agave plant leaves

Agave syrup (Agave tequilana)

Extract from the Agave plant, a traditionally cultivated succulent, is known for its natural sweet flavor, low glycemic index, and prebiotic properties.1-3* It also serves as an alternative to honey for children under 1 year old.4

Properties and mechanism of action

In cases of dry cough, the viscous nature of agave helps soothe the pharynx and the larynx, and reduces coughs associated with hoarseness, dry throat, and irritants.* In addition, its sweet taste and viscosity may trigger reflex salivation, further helping with coughs.5*

Scientific support

Among children with nonspecific cough, agave nectar has been studied for efficacy in reducing cough frequency. A study in children showed that agave nectar was helpful in reducing cough associated hoarseness, dry throat, and irritants.4*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.