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 (jăb′ə-răn-dē′, -răn′dē)
n. pl. jab·o·ran·dis
1. Any of several tropical American shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, especially P. microphyllus, whose dried leaves yield the medicinal alkaloid pilocarpine.
2. The dried leaves of any of these plants.

[Portuguese and American Spanish, from Tupí, one that spits.]


1. (Plants) any of several tropical American rutaceous shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, esp P. jaborandi
2. (Plants) the dried leaves of any of these plants, used to induce sweating
[C19: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani yaborandí]


(ˌdʒæb əˈræn di, -rænˈdi)

n., pl. -dis.
any of several South American shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, of the rue family, the leaflets of which yield pilocarpine, used in medicine.
[1870–75; < Portuguese]
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The green tea proprietary formula contained green tea catechins and other ingredients (amounts not given; Internet search reveals xylitol, sorbitol, natural flavors, green tea [leaf], acacia gum, jaborandi extract (leaf), magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, sucralose).
2003) os principais compostos identificados no oleo essencial de folhas e caules de jaborandi (Pilocarpus microphallus) foram 2-tridecanona, [beta]-cariofileno, 2-pentadecanona, oxido de cariofileno e germacreno D e seus teores percentuais variaram com a estacao, onde os maiores valores foram detectados principalmente na estacao chuvosa.