Aztec Tobacco

Close up view of Tobacco plant leaves and flower bud. Nicotiana rustica also  known as Brazilian and Aztec Tobacco, Used in shaman ceremonies.
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Nicotiana_rustica (Wikipedia)

Nicotiana rustica
Nicotiana rustica - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-226.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Solanales
Family:Solanaceae
Genus:Nicotiana
Species:
N. rustica
Binomial name
Nicotiana rustica

Nicotiana rustica, commonly known as Aztec tobacco or strong tobacco, is a rainforest plant in the family Solanaceae. It is a very potent variety of tobacco, containing up to nine times more nicotine than common species of Nicotiana such as Nicotiana tabacum (common tobacco). More specifically, N. rustica leaves have a nicotine content as high as 9%, whereas N. tabacum leaves contain about 1 to 3%. The high concentration of nicotine in its leaves makes it useful for producing pesticides, and it has a wide variety of uses specific to cultures around the world. However, N. rustica is no longer cultivated in its native North America, (except in small quantities by certain Native American tribes) as N. tabacum has replaced it.

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