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Mapacho (Nicotiana rustica)

Mapacho, ucuch, Aztec tobacco, (nicotiana rustica), is a rainforest plant in the Solanaceae family, with a long, sacred history to almost all of the indigenous people of North, Central and South America, and used in a many different preparations including drinks, snuffs, chews, lickable products, and of course, smoked. The effects come primarily from nicotine, but it also contains MAOIs. The Warao people of Venezuela have a particularly rich spirituality focused around hallucinogenic use of tobacco.

History

Tobacco is probably the most sacred and revered plant of the Americas, with cultivation sites in Mexico dating back to 1000-1400 bce.

Australia

Nicotiana benthamiana (tjuntiwari, muntju, tangungnu), Nicotiana gossei (ingulba, mingulba), and Nicotiana excelsior (pulandu, pulantu, balandu, pituri) are just a few of the sixteen species of tobacco native to Australia, with a long history of indigenous use.

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