(Last Updated on : 14/01/2017)
, the tobacco
plant was introduced into India towards the end of the reign of Jalal-ud-din Akbar
. For centuries, tobacco was hailed for its myriad of uses and medical cures.
Benefits of Tobacco
Although in present-day society associated with a myriad of health issues, including cancer
and cardiovascular diseases
, this plant has been used for medicinal, as well as ritual purposes for millennia. The smoke was believed to cure headache
, earache, nausea and even exhaustion. The leaves or juice of the plant was used to treat burns, cuts, deafness, eye infections, constipation
, sores, croup, fluid retention and animal bites, especially those that were poisonous, among other ailments.
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