Jaborandi Pilocarpus - Pilocarpus microphyllus
Jaborandi Pilocarpus - Pilocarpus microphyllus

Jaborandi Pilocarpus - Pilocarpus microphyllus

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Jaborandi Tea great for Hair Loss Prevention

Jaborandi Pilocarpus - Pilocarpus microphyllus

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Leaf


With great production in Maranhão, Jaborandi is a small tree or shrub that plays an important role in Brazilian popular medicine. Caboclos and Indians used to prepare tea with their leaves and use the drink as a diuretic or to induce the production of sweat in the body. It is used internally or externally and consists of alkaloids, essences, resinous and pectic materials, etc. This plant is widely used in eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma, but may appear in popular recipes to lower fever, decrease hair problems and even laryngitis.

Health benefits:

It is important to know the properties of jaborandi so that it is used more often, although it requires a lot of attention in any of its uses. The plant is anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, prevents hair loss, antirheumatic, diaphoretic, stimulates hair growth, is a cardiac depressant, diaphoretic, emollient, stimulates peristalsis and saliva secretion, is expectorant, febrile, hypoglycemic, laxative, activates the glands that make the sweat and dilates the vessels, in addition to several other properties.

The jaborandi plant is greatly rich in a substance called pilocarpine, which is responsible for stimulating hair growth and preventing fall. Many use it directly on the hair, the treatment with the tea is also efficient to provide the same effects and act on the scalp.

However, before starting treatment, be sure to consult a dermatologist. Perhaps the problem with your hair strings is precisely in some practice, such as overheating of dryers and plugs, sleeping with the wet hair or holding it under such conditions, among others. Regardless of the case, the jaborandi will be useful to strengthen, stimulate and repair your wires, always with due medical follow-up.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Acne
  • Asthma
  • Catarrhal or rheumatic disorder
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Amenorrhea
  • Arthritis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Bronchitis
  • Dry mouth
  • Dandruff
  • Mumps
  • Intestinal and hepatic colic
  • Retinal displacement
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diphtheria
  • Toothache
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Fever
  • Resected stools
  • Glaucoma
  • The flu
  • Hemoptysis
  • Local or general hyperhidrosis
  • Paralysis of the kidneys
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Rheumatism


  1. Put 3 tablespoons to a quart of water
  2. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
  3. Remove from the heat and leave to stand, covered, for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and is ready for use

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


The consumption of the jaborandi plant is contraindicated for pregnant women, lactating women and individuals with cardiac alterations. If you have any questions or feel unsafe about use, seek medical advice.