We hear all the time that cigarettes Kill, yet this leaves me wondering if it's the leaf to blame or, are the additives at fault for most of the extremely negative health effects caused from smoking. We all know smoking has negative effects on the lungs, but the majority and most severe of all the negative effects caused from smoking cigarettes are believed to be those to the internal organs. If you took the time to research the negative health effects of each individual additive in cigarettes, what would you discover? Believe it or not, it actually has a history of use as a medicine.
This strain has been prized as a sacred entheogen by people around the world for centuries. Nicotiana tabacum ( scientific name) is a perennial
herbaceous plant species. This particular species is the most commonly grown in the world. It reaches heights of 1-2 meters. Nicotiana
tabacum is thought to be a hybrid species of Nicotiana sylvestris, Nicotiana tomentosiformis and quite possibly Nicotiana otophroa also. The leaves of this
strain vary in size.
Cultivating your own smoke has many benefits. You can save yourself tons of money while cultivating a product free of toxic
pesticides, formaldehyde and other poisons added by major companies. You can also cultivate different strains and breed your own variety by hand selecting traits that you desire in your smoke. This process is called "breeding".
Constituents or Phytochemicals
Every single part of this plant contains nicotine except for the seeds. The potency of the entheogen is effected by different factors such as the strain,
region of growth, and weather conditions. As the plant grows older, the nicotine content slowly increases. The leaves contain about 64%
of the nicotine, 18% in the stem, 13% in the root, and 5% in the flowers. Yes that's right, it produces flowers! These flowers vary in color depending
on the strain. Wouldn't it be cool to have a little flower in your cig?
Other phytochemicals (constituents) found in this the species include: nicotine, anabasine (an alkaloid related to the nicotine
compound yet less active), glucosides (tabacinine, tabacine), 2,3,6-trimethyl-1,4-naphthoquinone, 2-methylquinone, 2-napthylamine, propionic acid,
anatalline, anthalin, anethole, acrolein ( also found in Betel Nuts, a popular recreational stimulant)
, anatabine, cembrene, choline, nicotelline, nicotianine, and pyrene.
These chemicals may be of great pharmacological importance. A common point I try to make on this website is that nature is an abundant pharmacy that is always busy producing chemicals, many
of which are used in research and production of modern pharmaceutical medicines. Even Aspirin is made using the bark of a tree known as White Willow. Tobacco is no different and has been used in many different ways by
people around the world for hundreds of thousands of years, and quite possibly longer.
It has been combined with ash from the bark of Theobroma species to create and intoxicating
snuff. The ahses were probably turned into crystalized salts first, using an ancient method that involves no toxic solvents of any kind. It's been used as a poultice over boils and infected wounds. The leaves have even been used as a hair treatment to prevent baldness. In Cuba an
extract of the leaf is consumed orally to treat dysmenorrhea. In eastern Africa the dried leaves are combined into a paste and used to rid the body of
worms found in sores. The leaf juice is taken orally to induce vomiting and narcosis.
The list goes on and includes other medicinal and ethnobotaincal uses such as: indisposition, chills and snake bites and to treat pulmonary ailments, asthma and indigestion using the fresh root, external
use on adults for myasis, headache and wounds, and topically for ring worms. Finally, it's also added to and used with Ayahuasca infusions by shamans. This is only a small percentage of what it can be used for.
With all of this in mind, it's starting to look like a major conspiracy against the herb has taken place around the world. Today, Tobacco mostly viewed as a
gross and deadly habit. The historic use of this sacred entheogen has taught us otherwise. It also has a history of prohibition and finally made its way back
as a legal Commodity. I suggest paying more attention to different plants. Sacred plants are quickly condemned and placed into legal states of prohibition by
corrupt politicians and corporations around the world at a surprisingly alarming rate. Exercise your rights, petition out corrupt laws, and fight for freedom
peacefully, logically, and legally.
Organic Mapacho Logs Scientific Name Nicotiana tabacum
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