Jaborandi (Indian Hemp)

Scientific name: Pilocarpus microphyllus, pilocarpus selloana (Indian Hemp)

Common names: Jaborandi

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Chinese names: yi ye mao guo yun xiang

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Family: Fabaceae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Leaf


Annual/Perennial: Perennial


Actions: antivenomous, diaphoretic, expectorant, sialagogue, stimulant

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Constituents Explained:


Traditional Use:

A strong diaphoretic.  Has been used for asthma, mumps and to stop the hiccups.1  Has been used on the scalp to promote the growth of hair.1 Has been used for asthma, influenza, rheumatism and for fevers.1

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