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Wild / Sacred Rustica Tobacco (Aztec)

Wild / Sacred Rustica Tobacco (Aztec)

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Certified Natural Grown

Sacred Tobacco
Nicotiana rustica
[Approximately 100 seeds per packet]

A wild tobacco, also known as Sacred Tobacco, Aztec Tobacco, or simply Rustica Tobacco, it originated in Mexico but was widely cultivated throughout North America by native peoples for ceremonial purposes. According to J. B. Killebrew, "Turkish, Hungarian, and Latakia tobacco is probably of this species." It has also been widely grown throughout Russia, due to its ability to grow in colder climates.

The plants reach about three feet in height, are vigorous and fairly hardy. The abundant yellow blossoms bloom all day and make it an interesting garden annual. Cultivated worldwide for smoking and nicotine production. Potency is high, containing nicotine levels as high as 9%. The plant has been said to have been used as an arrow poison in Mexico.
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Tobacco plants are very interesting, ornamental, and have uses apart from consumption. This section of the website is intended for the historical and informational purposes of thinking adults. Anyone who has been raised since the turn of the 20th century already knows that tobacco can be addictive and can contribute to various medical ailments. If you do not smoke, it would seem illogical to start. We in no way encourage people to use any form of tobacco product.
Informational References:
  1. "Tobacco Leaf," by J. B. Killebrew, A. M., Ph.D. and Herbert Myrick, B.S., 1897.