Pilocarpine commercialized on the international market
is an alkaloid extracted from the "Jaborandi" leaves,
a species of plant available only in Brazil.
"Jaborandi" is acquaintance there are several centuries
for the Tupi-Guarani Indians, who called it yaborã-di
(a plant that makes one slobber). This
plant is a bush of the "Pilocarpus" species, natural
from the North/Northeast of Brazil, it has light green
leaves and grow up to seven feet high.
Pilocarpine salts are used in the formulation of eye
drops to decrease the intraocular pressure for therapy
of the glaucoma. It is also used in the therapy of the
"induced radiation" xerostomia (dry mouth).
currently produces and commercializes "Pilocarpine
Nitrate" and "Pilocarpine
quality control's analytic methods are done following
"USP XXIII Edition", "European Pharmacopoeia 2nd Edition"
and "British Pharmacopoeia 93 Edition" specifications.