Overview

Jaborandi is an herb. The leaves are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, jaborandi is used for diarrhea, glaucoma, and to cause sweating. But there is no good scientific evidence to support its uses.

It's important to understand the difference between jaborandi and pilocarpine. Jaborandi itself is rarely used as a medicinal herb. It was originally used in the production of pilocarpine, an FDA-approved prescription medication. Pilocarpine eye drops are used for treating glaucoma. Pilocarpine tablets are used for treating dry mouth due to radiation treatment or dry mouth and dry eyes due to a condition called Sjogren syndrome.

How does it work ?

It is not known how jaborandi might work. It might stimulate saliva production, sweat, and muscle contractions in the stomach and intestines.

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