Is there finally a good use for tobacco?

Is there finally a good use for tobacco?

Worldwide, much history surrounds the use of the tobacco plant. If left alone to grow, it is quite lovely, with little pink flowers.

Worldwide, much history surrounds the use of the tobacco plant. If left alone to grow, it is quite lovely, with little pink flowers.

by Dannette Hunnel — 

If you look hard enough, you can usually find a positive in almost anything, and in this case, it is tobacco. It occurred to me that we use Tabacum (Nicotiana tobaccum), or cultivated tobacco, as a homeopathic remedy, and it works very well. So when to use Tabacum?

If you have ever smoked a cigarette, remember that first drag? I recall the feeling of nausea, a tingling around the inside back jaw area and being a tad dizzy. Ironically, as a homeopathic remedy, Tabacum comes in handy for treating headaches, constipation, muscles spasms and jerking limbs.

It is also recommended for those with severe nausea — nausea from seasickness or motion sickness from any kind of moving vehicle, including carnival rides. It is also proven effective for calming morning sickness, after chemotherapy and for helping gastritis sufferers.

Patients who can benefit from Tabacum experience symptoms such as coldness, clamminess and paleness. A nauseated patient may also report headaches, a pale, drawn face, as well as vertigo. Constipation and muscle spasms are common too, particularly rectal muscles or jerking limbs and sweating during stool evacuation.

Patients requiring Tabacum find that their nausea symptoms significantly improve outdoors and in the early evening. Also, a common theme reported by patients is that, when experiencing nausea or cramping, they feel better with their abdomens uncovered.

Worldwide, much history surrounds the use of the tobacco plant. If left alone to grow, it is quite lovely, with little pink flowers.

Nicotiana tabacum is part of the Solanaceae family and is also known as the nightshade or potato family. This is a family of flowering plants that includes a number of important agricultural crops, although many species are toxic.

Other more commonly known, nontoxic members of this family include tomatillo, capsicum (chili pepper), bell pepper, potato, tomato, eggplant and petunia.

Other uses for tobacco include use as a safe alternative to pesticides, and it is being studied for other medicinal purposes. It is my hope that we can find more positive results for this easily grown crop so it can remain profitable, yet without health risks.

 

Dannette Hunnel is a homeopathic consultant and the author of Shorten the Distance, a book focusing on long-distance parenting.homeopathicstaff@gmail.com or dannettehunnel.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 4, August/September 2014.

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