Indian tobacco

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Herbal medicine
An annual or biennial plant that contains alkaloids (isolobinine, lobelanidine, lobeline, lobinaline), chelidonic acid, fats and resin. Lobelia is emetic and expectorant, and was once used for asthma, respiratory complaints and for tobacco withdrawal syndrome (due to the content of lobeline); it has been applied topically for bites, poison ivy and fungal infections.

Toxic effects
Nausea, vomiting, coma, and possibly death by paralysis; it is deemed it poisonous by the FDA.
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NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-1 July 2005-Swedish Match AB divests Wimco Ltd to Indian Tobacco Company(C)1994-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD
There is Indian tobacco and there is white man's tobacco.
In addition, the State of California recently funded the California Asian Indian Tobacco Survey at UCLA which is consulting with SAN to implement the research.
it would serve them in their ragouts and gravies instead of the truffles morella." Two weeks later Lewis smoked Indian tobacco (Nicotiana quadrivalvis) with the Arikara Indians, noting that "it does not affect the nerves in the same manner that the tobacco cultivated in the U'S dose." Lewis sent Jefferson a sample, apparently with future commerce in mind.
A museum spokesman said the Compton Drive venue would feature a wide variety of treasures ranging from a Sioux Indian tobacco pouch, an ancient Roman necklace to a Flapper's handbag from the 1920s.
The [sup.210]Po in Indian tobacco averaged 0.09 psi per gram, whereas the [sup.210]Po in tobacco grown in the United States averaged 0.516 psi per gram--about 5 1/2 times as much radioactivity.
Intervention study for primary prevention of oral cancer among 36,000 Indian tobacco users.
Studies on occupational health problems during agricultural operation of Indian tobacco workers.
After her death he began to cultivate Indian tobacco and succeeded in producing a variety that was "pleasant, sweet, and strong." The sale of tobacco brought prosperity to Virginia and insured the permanency of the settlement there.
The two countries signed the protocol for exports of Indian tobacco leaves to China last week.