~100 'Tall Tree' Tobacco seeds, Nicotiana glauca
Nicotiana Glauca is a yellow-flowered species of tobacco known as Tree Tobacco. Tree Tobacco earned its name because it can reach heights of 25 feet. This native of South America has become widespread elsewhere, including the southwestern U.S. AKA Brazilian tree tobacco, shrub tobacco, wild tobacco, tobacco tree, tobacco bush, tobacco plant, and mustard tree, and in Spanish as tabaco moro (Moorish tobacco), palancho, and palán palán.
Nicotiana Glauca is considered a very powerful Nicotiana species, but it does not contain significant levels of nicotine. (It is actually being studied to treat nicotine addictions.) Instead of nicotine, Glauca’s primary constituent is called anabasine. It is possible to overdose on anabasine from Tree Tobacco, and its effects can reportedly last more than a day. As a result, extreme caution should be exercised with this plant. It should not be grown near children, livestock or pets. Poisonous. Like other tobaccos, Nicotiana glauca can be used to induce vomiting.
Nicotiana Glauca was widely used throughout the Amazon for a variety of medicinal purposes as a poultice to treat swellings, bruises, cuts, wounds, boils, sores, inflamed throat, and swollen glands.
It was/is considered a sacred herb. Glauca’s use varies from tribe to tribe, but nicotiana glauca was commonly used in hunting rituals and at visionary ceremonies along with other sacred plants in secret formulas. The leaves were often used, but also the flowers and seed pods indifferent ways. The effects from each of these are said to differ.
It was burned as a smudging herb for protection as well.