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The Tobacco Plant (Nicotiana)

Tobacco Plant


The Tobacco Plant, from Elegancies of Jamaica, by Rev John Lindsay. The tobacco plant was grown on plantations in America and the Caribbean. Many of the enslaved Africans had a knowledge of herbal medicine using African plants, and they found medicinal uses for the plants or the Caribbean. For example, drops of tobacco leaf juice were squeezed into the nose to treat catarrh and head colds.

Creator: Rev Lindsay

Date: 1758 - 1771

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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