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Alternative Names

Arruda Do Mato, Arruda Bravam, Maranhao Jaborandi, Juarandi, Jamguarandi, Pilocarpus Jaborandi

Scientific Name

Pilocarpus microphyllus

Why Do People Use Jaborandi?

The oral preparations of Pilocarpus microphyllus (Jaborandi), like jaborandi powder, are utilized as a diaphoretic and for the treatment of diarrhea. Topically - As a topical application, jaborandi is utilized for the treatment of glaucoma.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Unsafe - Oral or topical application of jaborandi dried leaves are consider unsafe because it consists of pilocarpine. Dried leaves of jaborandi are considered unsafe when used in a daily dose of approximately 5 to 10 grams. Likely Unsafe for Pregnancy - Topical and oral applications of jaborandi are considered unsafe for pregnant females because it contains pilocarpine, which may have uterine stimulant and teratogenic effects. Likely Unsafe for Lactation - There is pilocarpine in Pilocarpus microphyllus, which can adversely effects the infant, as it passes on to the infant through mother’s milk. That’s why, breastfeeding females should avoid the use of jaborandi powder.

How Effective Is Jaborandi?

To rate the effectiveness of jaborandi, the information available is unreliable.

How Jaborandi Works?

The most effective part of Pilocarpus microphyllus is its dried leaves. This plant consists of parasympathetic system stimulant pilocarpine. Because of its cholinergic impacts, jaborandi powder may cause stimulation of sweating, salivary secretion and smooth muscle contraction in the gastrointestinal tract. It may also lead to ocular miosis.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Jaborandi?

The most dangerous dosage of jaborandi is oral intake of 60 mg pilocarpine constituent in jaborandi, which is equivalent to 5-10 grams (approx) of jaborandi leaf. Symptoms that occur because of jaborandi powder overdose include bronchospasm, bradycardia, cardiac collapse, colic, convulsions, hypotension, and possible cardiac arrest. Other symptoms also include nausea, dyspnea, secretion of sweat, severe salivation and vomiting.

How Jaborandi Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no authentic and reliable information regarding the interaction of jaborandi powder with other supplement & herbs.

How Jaborandi Interacts With Drugs?

There is no authentic and reliable result about the interaction of Pilocarpus microphyllus with various drug contained items.

How Jaborandi Interacts With Foods?

None known.

How Jaborandi Interacts With Lab Tests?

Intraocular Pressure - Jaborandi powder may lessen intraocular pressure because of its pilocarpine content.

How Jaborandi Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Pilocarpus microphyllus doesn’t seem to interact with any disease or condition.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Jaborandi?

TOPICAL Eye drops of pharmaceutical pilocarpine is the only recommended medication.


Jaborandi itself is invalid medicinal herb, but still it is utilized due to its pilocarpine content. Don’t mix jaborandi with pilocarpus pennatifolius (Paraguay jaborandi) and Pilocarpus jaborandi (Pernambuco jaborandi).

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Jaborandi Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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