Nicotiana Tabacum falsely accused.
What Nicotiana Rustica has in common with a Passionflower, or how to mess up "science".
"The MAOI (Monoamine oxidase inhibitor) alkaloids found in seeds of Peganum harmala (also known as Harmal or Syrian Rue)- harmine, harmaline, and tetrahydroharmine- are collectively known as harmala alkaloids. The harmala alkaloids are of great interest for their complicated relation to phyto-indole entheogens used in Amazonian shamanism"
The harmala alkaloid harmine - once known as Telepathine and Banisterine.
"Harmala alkaloids are also found in many other plants, such as tobacco and passion flower."
"Passionflower was widely used by the Aztecs as a sedative and analgesic. Its constituents include harmine. Harmine was originally known as telepathine because of its peculiar ability to induce a contemplative state and mild euphoria. It was later used by the Germans in World War II as "truth serum."
http://holisticonline.com/Remedies/Slee ... _herbs.htm
"The significance of these neurotransmitters to the alleged hallucinatory effects of tobacco is still inconclusive, although N. rustica contains the alkaloid harmaline, absent in N. tabacum."
http://www.homeopathy-academy.org/index ... &Itemid=73
Phytochemicals: Passaflorine, Harmine, Harman, Harmol, Harmalin
Nicotiana rustica, known in South America as Mapacho, is a plant in the Solanaceae family. It is a very potent variety of tobacco. The high concentration of nicotine in its leaves makes it useful for creating organic pesticides.
Rustica is also used for entheogenic purposes by South American shamans. Growing in the rainforest it contains up to twenty times more nicotine than common North American varieties such as N. tabacum