Nicotiana tabacum Linn

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Nicotiana tabacum Linnbelongs to Solanaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Dafli, Heen, Hein.
The English Name for this herb is Tobacco.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Tamak, Tamaku, Tambaku.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Nicotiana tabacum Linn are Analgesic, Anodyne, Anthelmintic, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Aromatic, Carminative, Emetic, Errhine, Expectorant, Laxative, Narcotic, Resolvent, Sedative.

Dried ash (leaves):

  • Disinfectant
  • Mental Stimulant

  • Indications

    The Indications of Leaves of Nicotiana tabacum Linn are Colic, Itching, Wounds, Constipation, Bronchitis, Sores, Scabies, Skin Diseases, Inflammations, Scorpion Bite, Dental Caries, Foul Nose, Tubercular Glands, Gripes, Strangulated Hernia.

    The Indications of Decoction (leaves) of Nicotiana tabacum Linn are Toothache, Rheumatic Pain.

    The Indications of Dried ash (leaves) of Nicotiana tabacum Linn are Chronic Productive Cough, Asthma, Constipation, Strangulated Hernia.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Nicotiana tabacum Linn.


    The Temperament of Nicotiana tabacum Linn is 3rd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    SANOON TAMBAKUHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Nicotiana tabacum Linn is used in the preparation of Sunun Tambaku compounds.


    Whole Herb25.000mgN/A

    Herb's Description

    Nicotiana tabacum Linn. Plant upto 1 m tall, viscid-pubescent. Leaves cauline, oblong to broadly elliptic-ovate, texture thin. Flowers pink, in axillary and terminal compact corymboid panicles. Capsule 20 mm long, oblong-ovoid. Seeds angled, minutely ruminate, brown.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It is native of Mexico , South America. It occurs in Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Congo, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Viet Nam, Yugoslavia.
    Odor: The odor of Leaves of Nicotiana tabacum Linn is Specific
    Leaves: Sharp Bitter


    No information regarding Nicotiana tabacum Linn's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Nicotiana tabacum Linn's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Nicotiana tabacum Linn's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Harmful for individuals with warm temperament. Long term use may cause dependence. Excessive use of tobacco may produce dyspepsia,chronic inflammation of the bronchial mucous membrane, nervous depression, sleeplessness,general anaemia,cardiac distress,makes the skin shallow, may induce permanent tremors in hands and body.Less than recommended doses internally administered may induce instant giddiness or dizziness cause dependence.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Nicotiana tabacum Linn. (work in progress)