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Other Names: Jaborandi, Indian Long Peppers, Bengal Peppers, Jaborandi Pepper, Cheung Jiu, Indian Hemp, Arruda Brava, Arruda do Mato, Jamguarandi, Juarandi, Pernambuco, Pilocarpus Jaborani
Traditional Usages: Mouth Ulcers, Colds, Flu, Promotes Sweating and Salivation, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Convulsions, Gonorrhea, Ischuria, Fever, Influenza, Pneumonia, Gastrointestinal Inflammations, Kidney Disease, Psoriasis, Neurosis, Poisonings, Rheumatism, Pleurisy, Dropsy, Difficult Periods, Asthma, Baldness, Deafness, 
Resources: Brazil, US, India, South Asia, Indonesia, Thailand
Parts Used: Leaves, Roots
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Jaborandi can only be sold in premises which are registered pharmacies and by or under the supervision of a pharmacist

Jaborandi - Herbal remedy for Glaucoma: Jaborandi grows in the rainforest. It has been used for about 120 years in patients with glaucoma. Jaborandi eye drops can be used to soothe the eyes.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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