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 ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Causing sweating.
- A group of eye disorders that can lead to vision loss (glaucoma), when applied into the eye.
- Other conditions.
When applied into the eye: Jaborandi is UNSAFE for use as a medicinal herb.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied into the eye: Jaborandi is UNSAFE for use as a medicinal herb. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Jaborandi is UNSAFE for anyone to use, but there are additional safety concerns during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Jaborandi contains chemicals that might cause birth defects or a miscarriage. Don't take it by mouth or use it in the eyes if you are pregnant. There are also concerns that it might harm a nursing infant. Avoid using jaborandi if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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