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5 Health Benefits of Tobacco that You Need to Know Apart from Smoking

5 Health Benefits of Tobacco that You Need to Know Apart from SmokingTobacco illustration. © special

Merdeka.com – Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) is one of the most widely cultivated non-food crops worldwide and is grown in 120 countries. More than 75 species of Nicotiana occur naturally, including 49 species native to America and 25 species native to Australia according to the website Nature.

Tobacco use has been documented for more than 8,000 years. Tobacco cultivation likely began in 5000 BC with the development of corn-based agriculture in Central Mexico.

Early in the history of tobacco, Swedish.org mentions tobacco is used as a medicine for all healing, for dressing wounds, reducing pain, and even for toothaches. In the late 15th century, Christopher Columbus was given tobacco as a gift from Native Americans.

Tobacco was immediately popular in Europe, because they believed that tobacco had miraculous healing powers. Soon after, tobacco smoking was promoted as a viable way to get a “daily dose of tobacco.” In the early 17th century, scientists and philosophers discovered the consequences that smoking had on their lives, including difficulty breathing and difficulty quitting.

Finally, during the last 20 years, smoking has undergone many changes. Cigarettes now contain more harmful ingredients than ever before, and the tobacco industry has drastically improved their marketing strategy, targeting new and diverse populations, including children.

But it turns out that the tobacco plant is more than just a filler for cigarettes, although it is undeniably one of the world’s most avoidable causes of premature death and disease.

According to a new study, the tobacco plant, Nicotiana, is thought to contain strong therapeutic potential for treating conditions such as type-2 diabetes, stroke, dementia, arthritis, more effectively and at an affordable price according to the website. Science Daily.

The following are the health benefits of tobacco that need to be known, summarized from the page realliving:

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