Promotes peace, confidence, and personal strength. Also used for banishing. Mix with salt and burn with a black candle to win a court case.
The leaves are antispasmodic, discutient, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, irritant, narcotic, sedative and sialagogue.
They are used externally in the treatment of rheumatic swelling, skin diseases and scorpion stings.
The plant should be used with great caution, when taken internally it is an addictive narcotic.
Wet tobacco leaves can be applied to stings in order to relieve the pain.
They are also a certain cure for painful piles.
A homeopathic remedy is made from the dried leaves. It is used in the treatment of nausea and travel sickness.