WHAT IS THE TOBACCO PLANT ?
The tobacco plant is a member of the genus
Nicotiana, which belongs to the nightshade family Solanaceae. There are more than 70 species of tobacco, but the most widely cultivated and used one is Nicotiana tabacum. The tobacco plant has sticky hairy stems and leaves, and produces white, pink, or red flowers that have a tubular corolla and a five-lobed crown.
The plant grows in tropical and subtropical regions, and its leaves are harvested and cured to make various tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and chewing tobacco. Tobacco contains nicotine, a psychoactive alkaloid that can have both stimulating and relaxing effects on the nervous system. However, tobacco also contains many harmful chemicals that can cause addiction, cancer, and other diseases.
Tobacco is a plant that has been used for centuries for various purposes, such as smoking, chewing, snuffing, and making pesticides. However, tobacco also has many harmful effects on health, such as causing cancer, heart disease, and respiratory problems.
USES OF TOBACCO :
Pesticide production: Tobacco can be used to make natural pesticides that can repel or kill insects,
worms, and other pests. For example, a solution of water and tobacco can be sprayed on plants to deter aphids, leaf rollers, garden centipedes, and other harmful insects .
Tobacco can also be used to repel insects from humans and animals. For example, tobacco leaves can be rubbed on the skin to ward off mosquitoes, flies, and ticks. Tobacco smoke can also be used to drive away bees, wasps, and hornets.
Tobacco has some medicinal properties that can be used to treat various ailments. For example, tobacco leaves can be applied as a poultice to reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling. Tobacco juice can be used as an antiseptic for wounds and infections. Tobacco can also be used to stimulate labor, treat asthma, and remove warts.
Tobacco leaves can be used to make various artistic and decorative items. For example, tobacco leaves can be woven into baskets, mats, hats, and other accessories. Tobacco leaves can also be dyed and used to make paper, cards, and paintings.
The effects of the tobacco plant are controversial
and not well supported by scientific evidence. Tobacco is a plant that contains nicotine, a psychoactive substance that can have both stimulating and relaxing effects on the nervous system. However, tobacco also contains many harmful chemicals that can cause addiction, cancer, and other diseases. Therefore, the use of tobacco should be done with caution and moderation.
Some sources claim that tobacco has various health benefits, such as relieving stress, treating respiratory problems, preventing cancer, and reducing the risk of preeclampsia and allergic asthma. However, these claims are not supported by scientific evidence and may be outweighed by the harmful effects of tobacco on health.
HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO :
Tobacco use increases the risk of many types of cancer, such as lung, mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, cervix and blood . Tobacco contains more than 7000 chemicals of which at least 70 are known to cause cancer .
Smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths and about 80% of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Tobacco use can damage the blood vessels and the heart leading to increased risk of heart disease
stroke and peripheral vascular disease . Smoking can cause blood clots which can block the blood flow to the heart or brain and cause a heart attack or stroke.
Smoking can also make the blood vessels narrower and harder which can raise the blood pressure and lower the oxygen supply to the body.
Tobacco use can harm the lungs and the airways causing chronic bronchitis emphysema asthma and other lung diseases . Smoking can impair the normal functioning of the lungs making it harder to breathe and increasing the risk of infections and inflammation.
Smoking can also worsen existing respiratory conditions and trigger asthma attacks.
Tobacco use can affect many other aspects of
health such as increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes cataracts osteoporosis rheumatoid arthritis tuberculosis eye diseases immune system problems and pregnancy complications . Smoking can also reduce fertility sexual function and bone density.
Smoking can also affect the appearance of the skin teeth and hair.
The tobacco plant is a plant that has been used for centuries for various purposes, such as smoking, chewing, snuffing, and making pesticides. However, tobacco also has many harmful effects on health, such as causing cancer, heart disease, and respiratory problems. Therefore, the use of tobacco should be done with caution and moderation.
TOBACCO ONIONS CRISPY RECIPE :
Tobacco onions are crispy and spicy onion slices
that are deep-fried until golden and crunchy. They are a delicious side dish that goes well with burgers, steaks, salads, and more.
1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
500 ml of buttermilk
120 grams flour
45 ml sugar
15 ml chili powder
15 ml garlic powder
15 ml onion powder
15 ml instant coffee granules
15 ml ground cumin
15 ml ground coriander
15 ml salt or according to your taste
Vegetable oil for frying
HERE IS THE RECIPE:
Soak the onion slices in the buttermilk for at least 30 to 40 minutes.
Drain the onions and discard the buttermilk.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, coffee granules, cumin, coriander, and salt.
Heat the oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 190°C/375°F using a kitchen thermometer.
Coat the onion slices with the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
Fry the onion slices in batches until they are golden and crispy, about 3 to 5 minutes per batch.
Transfer the fried onions to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and crisp up.
IT'S CALLED HERBS TREAT AND TASTE :