Nicotiana RUSTICA L.

Synonym : Nicotiana pavoni Dunal
Bangla Name : Sadapata.
English Name : Tobacco.
Family : Solanaceae
Disease : Sedative, narcotic, emetic, antispasmodic, rheumatic, skin diseases, scorpion-sting, ulcers and tumours.
Description : A coarse, annual herb. Leaves petioled, broadly ovate, obtuse, entire, glandular. Flowers greenish yellow, 1.8-2 cm long, in terminal subpaniculate racemes. Capsule 1.3 cm long, subglobose, obtuse, slightly exserted from the calyx.
Distribution : Cultivated in different distrits of Bangladesh.
Chemical Constituents : Leaves contain alkaloid- nicotine, choline, anabasine and nor-nicotine. Leaves produce 6.6-8.8% nicotine when grown in greenhouse, while leaves of the same variety grown in the field yield 1.54-2.64%. Stem and root contains nicotine and anabasine (Chopra
Uses : The properties are the same as those of Nicotiana tabacum (no. 514).
Habit : Herb