Tabac Zombie / Ghost Tobacco

Tabac Zombie (Pluchea carolinensis) also known as Ghost Tobacco, Bitter Tobacco, Indian Tobacco, Mal Mouton, Tabac Diable, Devil’s Tobacco, Wild Tobacco, Tobacco Cimarron, Tabac à Jacot, False Tobacco, Riverside Tobacco or Tabac Marron.

It grows in the Caribbean and southern Florida, pictured here leaves came from island of Dominica.

Teas and compresses prepared from it’s fresh or dried leaves are good for digestive system, headaches, toothaches, sore throat, catarrh, flatulence, high blood pressure and rashes. Tabac Zombie is considered to be an antiseptic.

It does not have any specific flavour but it smells like a dentist… :???:

The plant also plays a role in spiritual cleansing and is associated with the Santería deity Babalú Ayé.

  • Some information source: Bio One.

Your thoughts…

  1. This plant is new to me.
    Well one learns each day something new

  2. I’ve never heard of this plant before … the photo of the tea leaves in the teacup is so pretty … Hey I see that you now have emoticons, nice!! :cool: :mrgreen:

  3. This is interesting Margot and I also haven’t heard of this plant before!! I just enjoy visiting your blog always something new to learn :D

    Rosie x

  4. Thank you for the comments, I’m glad I could show you something new :lol:

    Noobcook – Yes, I installed plug in with emoticons… now I’m in a process of drawing my own ones and I will replace them soon :cool:

  5. samantha taylor says:

    it cleanses very good, but you need advice from someone who knows exactly what they are doing. It tastes a little like cilantro, it’ll keep you going all day long! :) lol

  6. Grows all over Dominica
    Smells wonderful and makes a great tea

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