Other names: Aztec Tobacco
Uses: Ceremonial, Insecticide & Seed Saving
#yyj Harvest: Seed Pods & Leaves – first week of September
Wild tobacco is considered poisonous though was traditionally used by North American Indians for skin wounds and rashes. It is still in use during ceremonies. Nine times more potent than cultivated tobaccos, with more nicotine, it is a source of nicotine sulfate, an insecticide for the control of aphids, thrips, whiteflies and mites.
I grow it specifically for ceremonial uses and suggest keeping it away from small pets and children.
Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.