- any of several South American shrubs belonging to the genus Pilocarpus, of the rue family.
- the dried leaflets of certain of these plants, especially P. jaborandi, containing the alkaloid pilocarpine, used in medicine.
Origin of jaborandi
Examples from the Web for jaborandi
Historical Examples of jaborandi
Jaborandi or its alkaloid pilocarpin will generally produce it.
Jaborandi, jab′o-ran′di, n. a Brazilian shrub with sialogogue and diaphoretic properties.
After this nothing is given but orange-leaf tea, to promote perspiration, and sometimes a little extract of jaborandi.Health, Happiness, and Longevity
Louis Philippe McCarty
- any of several tropical American rutaceous shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, esp P. jaborandi
- the dried leaves of any of these plants, used to induce sweating