Phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of the aqueous and methanolic extract of theAgave sisalana Perrine juice (waste) were investigated to evaluate its medicinal properties. The phytochemical screening reveals the presence of saponins, glycosides, phlobatannins, terpenoids, tannins, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides in the aqueous extract of the A. sisalanaPerrine juice (waste). Steroids were absent. The methanol extract of sisal juice has more effect on Shigella dysenteriae and least on Bacilus atrophaeus. The study revealed that A. sisalana Perrine juice (waste) has the potential to be used for treatment against pathogenic organisms.
Key words: Agave sisalana Perrine, phytochemical, antimicrobial, medicinal properties.
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