What is Jaborandi
It is a small branched shrubhaving a smooth grey bark spotted with white dots. It bears small flowers which are pinkish purple and in racemes. Fruit consists of 5 follices.
Indigenous plant of Brazil. Also called Pilocarpus it is native to central and south America and has had a long history as a medicinal plant in the rain forest herbal pharmacopeia .
It is also known by names like Jamgurandi, Arruda Bravam, Juarandi, Pilocarpus Jaborandi among others
Medicinal Benefits of Jaborandi
1. The Jaborandi plant leaves are a rich source of alkaloid compounds which are present as tiny dots on its surface. This alkaloid is commercially produced as pilocarpine which is FDA approved prescription medication
2. It is effective remedy in profuse debilitating sweat in phthisis. The Brazilians use jaborandi herbal tea for its benefit as a diuretic and perspiration inducing properties
3. It is a powerful glandular stimulant and its important effects are diaphoresis, salivation and myosis, hot flushes, nausea, salivation. Popular in traditional folk medicine
4. Lately it has been discovered as a tool for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in early stages since the eye constriction response of Alzheimer's patients to pilocarpine is pronounced
Jaborandi Hair Benefits
Jaborandi hair oil benefits scalp nourishment, hair follicular stimulation, strengthening hair roots and preventing premature graying and therefore finds popular place in hair treatment. It is popularly used in Hair Oils as it is known to make hair darker, the mother tincture can be applied externally to promote hair growth
Contra indications of Jaborandi
Both pilocarpine and jaborandi may cause irritation of the stomach, nausea, vomiting and headaches if consumed without proper guidance. In cases of overdose it is reported to cause symptoms such as increased pulse rate, sweating, flushing, diarrhea and contracted pupils. Cardiac patients or those with circulatory problems should not take jaborandi. Since jaborandi induces sweating and urination, it may cause dehydration.
Presentation: 20 ml