Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Solanaceae
Genus : Nicotiana
Species : tabacum Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Tobacco
Hindi Name : Tamaku
Manipuri Name : Hidakmana
Other Details
Habit : Aromatic tall hispid herb
Parts Use : Leaf/ Shoot
Preparation : Fresh leaf crushed for local application. Dried leaf powdered for local application. Dried shoot used to smoke.
Mode of use : Fresh & Local Application
Ingredients : Seeds yield a semi-drying oil, used after refering for edible purposes and in paints and varnishes. New cembranoid – 4,8-dimethyl -11 isopropyl -6,8-dihydroxypentadeca -4,9-dien-14-on-1 al are reported.
Ailment Treated : Fresh leaf juice useful for application in insect bite. Leaf ash is used for local application in leech bite to stop bleeding. Useful for skin ailments and eradication of lice in animals. Leaves are narcotic, sedative and emetic.
Source : Cultivated in both hills and valley areas.