Jaborandi

How does Jaborandi work?

It is not known how jaborandi might work. It might stimulate saliva production, sweat, and muscle contractions in the stomach and intestines.

Are there safety concerns?

Jaborandi is UNSAFE for use as a medicinal herb. A deadly dose of jaborandi is estimated to be only 5-10 grams of leaf.

Jaborandi is, however, used in the production of pilocarpine, an FDA-approved prescription medication.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Jaborandi is UNSAFE for anyone to use, but there are additional safety concerns during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Jaborandi contains chemicals that might cause birth defects or a miscarriage. Don't take it by mouth or use it in the eyes if you are pregnant. There are also concerns that it might harm a nursing infant. Avoid using jaborandi if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Jaborandi.

The appropriate dose of jaborandi depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for jaborandi. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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