TOBACCO, A WONDER HERB
Tobacco is the common name of several plants in the Nicotiana genus and the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, and the general term for any product prepared from the cured leaves of the tobacco plant. Tobacco contains the highly addictive stimulant alkaloid nicotine as well as harmala alkaloids.
TIPS ABOUT TOBACCO
- Do you know that tobacco plant is one of the big selling herb now, Nicotiana , has probably been responsible for more deaths than any other herb.
- At present, tobacco smoking is causing over 3 million deaths a year worldwide, and if current smoking trends continue the annual mortality will exceed 10 million by around 2030. Undoubtedly, tobacco is the most important avoidable cause of premature death and disease in the world.
- Tobacco leaves and the smoke generated when they are burned contain over 4 thousand chemicals, the best known of which is nicotine, first isolated from tobacco leaves in 1828 by Posselt and Reimann. It is the nicotine that causes smokers to become addicted to tobacco, and the chemical itself is lethal in small doses.
- When tobacco smoke is inhaled, the nicotine passes quickly to every organ of the body. The brain and nervous system are stimulated by small doses and depressed by larger ones. Nicotine increases the heart rate and the blood pressure, and may contribute directly to the excess of thrombosis and atheroma in smokers.
- As early as October 1492 Columbus and two members of his crew observed people in what is now called Cuba carrying a burning torch that contained tobacco, the purpose of which (it later emerged) was to disinfect and help ward off disease and fatigue.
- Tobacco mixed with lime appears to have been used in these Native American populations as a toothpaste to whiten the teeth, as observed by Nino and Guerra.
FEW USES OF TOBACCO LEAVE
1. Tobacco leave mixed with other herbs is used to bring back a dead manhood alive.
2. Tobacco boiled with backs of pear tree cure tooth ache.
3. Grinded tobacco powder with your black soap good For treating skin rash.
4. Mix it with your black soap good for treating ring warm.
5. Kill pests. Tobacco is a great pest poison for the garden—especially for centipedes, caterpillars and snails that tend to feed on leaves. To get rid of them, drench the soil with a mixture of water, minced garlic and tobacco leaves. Outdoor critters cannot stand the smell of nicotine which drives them away.
6. Make an all-natural insect repellent.
Having an outdoor party or going on a camping trip? Keep the mosquitoes and bed bugs away by boiling a package of chewing tobacco in a gallon of water. After letting it sit for a few hours as it cools, strain the mixture well and spray this around where pest control is needed.
7. Give first aid to minor cuts. In case there is no topical iodine in sight, you can use ground up tobacco to keep fresh wounds from stinging. Simply wet the leaves with a bit of cold water to form a paste and apply over the affected area.
8. Relieve allergies. A poultice of tobacco leaves to put on skin inflammations can help soothe itching, mild pain and repairing the skin until it’s back to normal.