jaborandi tree

jaborandi tree

Herbal medicine
A shrub-like tree (Pilocarpus jaborandi) that contains pilocarpine and volatile oils; it is diaphoretic, diuretic and expectorant, and has been used to treat bladder infections and rheumatic pain. Pilocarpine is a standard glaucoma drug.
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