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code: 15322


Latin Binomial: Nicotaina rustica
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction: Absolute
Growing Practice: Ethical
Country of Origin: Paraguay
Odor Type: WOODY


Odor Characteristics: Tobacco Absolute from Nicotiana rustica is a glistening brown viscous liquid with a sweet honeyed tobacco note, typical of dry tobacco. Drydown is cigar-like with slightly fruity animal dung notes.

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Refractive Index: 1.46100 to 1.46600 @ 20.00 °C.
Specific Gravity: 0.92000 to 0.94000 @ 20.00 °C.
Appearance: brown viscous liquid, solid at room temperature
BioChemicals: The CO2 contains phenols, fuajacol, salicyaldehyde, furfurol, ketones, solanesol, phynyl, acetic acid. May contain over 3,000 volatile and non-volatile components.

This lot contains 5% to 25% nicotine
CAS No: 84961-66-0

About the Plant

This Tobacco Absolute is derived from the leaves of Nicotiana rustica, commonly known as Indian Tobacco, wild tobacco, or Aztec tobacco, of the Family Solanaceae (nightshade). This is considered by some to be the original tobacco species from which our modern tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) was derived. N. rustica probably originated in South America but seeds have been found at archeological sites throughout North and South America.

Both species are annuals with a singular flower-bearing stem and tens of large, ovate leaves. A single ripe fruit may contain thousands of seeds. N. Rustica typically grows to 2-4 feet high and has greenish yellow flowers. Dried leaves of N. Rustica can contain up to 9% nicotine, compared to N. tabacum which ranges from 1-3%. The exact nicotine content of Tobacco Absolute is unknown, but it is listed on our MSDS form as being 5% to 25%.

Four subspecies of N. rustica have been identified; it is not known which one this Tobacco Absolute is from.

Tobacco Absolute is produced by extraction from the leaves with volatile solvents to make the concrete, and the absolute is derived from the concrete by extraction with ethanol.

Aromatherapy: There are no known aromatherapy uses.

Perfumery: Tobacco Absolute is used in masculine fragrance to impart rich sweet accents, and in leathery accords (Burfield).

Tobacco is generally considered to be a poisonous plant and has been listed in several toxology databases. Sheppard-Hanger considers the CO2, Concrete, and Absolute as Untested, and cautions against use on sensitive or damage skin, during pregnancy, or with babies or children. Tisserand/Balacs consider it orally non-toxic, a mild skin irritant, and not sensitizing or phototoxic. May contain coumarin which is IFRA restricted, and it is recommended to limit fragrance usage levels to under 1%.

This N. rustica contains between 5% and 25% Nicotine which qualifies it for shipping as a hazardous material in bulk quantities.

The information provided on these pages is not a substitute for necessary medical care, nor intended as medical advice. Always keep aromatic extracts tightly closed and in a cool, dark place, out of reach of children. Never ingest aromatic extracts. Always dilute aromatic extracts when applying topically and avoid areas around eyes or mucous membranes. If redness or irritation occurs, stop using immediately and contact your health provider if necessary.

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