Latin name: Nicotiana rustica
Also know as: Mapacho, Thuoc Lao
Nicotiana rustica It is a very potent variety of tobacco. The leaves have a nicotine content as high as 9%, whereas Nicotiana tabacum (common tobacco) leaves contain about 1 to 3%.
Rustica is also used for entheogenic purposes by South American shamans. Growing in the rainforest it contains up to nine times more nicotine than common North American varieties such as N. tabacum. Other reasons for its shamanic use are the comparatively high levels of MAOI beta-carbolines, including the harmala alkaloids, harman and norharman. Most commonly, it is allowed to soak in water, and the water is then insufflated; it is also smoked in cigars and used as an enema and as an anthelmintic effective against tapeworm infections. It is also a common admixture of Ayahuasca in some parts of the rainforest.
(0.120 Gram is approximately 500 seeds)