- Botanical: Nicotiana rustica
- Family: Solanaceae
- Hits: 4510
Known astabak, lobelia, bladderpod, emetic herb, emetic weed, gagroot, vomitroot, vomitwort, pukeweed, wild tobacco, asthma weed, bladderpod, eyebright
Old Usemedicinal and spiritual
Parts Usedherb, leaves
Stomach & Intestinaltapeworms
Propertiesanalgesic, antispasmodic, relaxant, sedative
Nicotiana rustica is a annual growing to 1.5 m (5ft). It is hardy to zone 8 and is frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs).
Flower petal is green to brown yellow; leaves are simple (lobed or unlobed but not separated into leaflets) arranged alternatively: there is one leaf per node along the stem. Its leaves are wider and rounder than some of our other tobacco species, and the tubular, yellowish flowers are shorter.
Leaf blade is entire (has no teeth or lobes) with flower symmetry. Fruit type is dry and splits open when ripe.
Properties & Uses
It can be smoked for weight loss, to relieve fatigue and stress.
A poultice of wet leaves can be applied to stings and to relieve itching and swelling. Nicotine can be absorbed into the skin.
medicinal and spiritual use.
Use with great caution! Never eat it. It is highly addictive when smoked, chewed or sniffed and poisonous if eaten. They are highly addictive and regular use is linked to heart disease and cancer.
Consumption may produce nausea, vomiting, sweating, heart palpitation, hallucinations, death