Nicotiana Rustica (Sacred Aztec Tobacco) Seeds


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Nicotiana rustica is a member of the solonaceae family along with datura, nightshade, potatoes and tomatoes. It typically grows to about 4 feet, forming sticky leaves and yellow flower clusters. It has the highest levels of nicotine of any tobacco species, potentially containing up to twenty times more then nicotiana tabacum, the species used in commercial cigarettes. At such levels,  caution is advised when smoking nicotiana rustica  because of the risk of fatal overdose. However, Aztecs and other Native Americans who considered this plant to be sacred would indulge in smoking  nicotiana rustica to achieve mind alteration primarily for ceremonial purposes and occasionally for recreation. You can see a picture of handmade cigars composed of cured nicotiana rustica leaves.  Nicotiana rustica was also ingested by chewing, snuffing or as an enema. Additionally, it was used to treat bruises, sprains, infected wounds and to treat baldness. Today it is grown as an ornamental and also used as an insecticide against infestations of aphids, spider mites and other tiny pests. WE CARRY OVER 20 TYPES OF TOBACCO SEED !!

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