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04-07-2014 08:26 PM
briarpatch
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

What justashooter shows is what I call rabbit tobacco. Smoked and chewed a bunch of it.
What bugflipper shows is what I call mullein, when it grows tall and dries out the stalk makes one of the best bow drill spindles.
Both are supposed to have medismal uses according to the old folks.
Eat, chew, smoke and brew at your own risk.
04-07-2014 06:47 PM
Mike in Virginia
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

I found some on my hunting lease this November, ripe for the harvest. I got a lot of it. It is a delicate smoke, but is best when mixed with real tobacco. I sure wish I'd got a photo, because I don't think any of you know what the **** I'm referring to.
06-19-2013 10:27 PM
Ranger99
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

crystal clear photo.
can't do better than that!
i probably mowed over several hundred
of those this year alone. never knew that's
what it was. might ought to get a basket and
put some of that up to sell or trade instead
of just mowing it over.
thanks again for posting that.
always good to learn something.
06-19-2013 07:52 PM
Bugflipper
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

Tried a different one Ranger. Maybe it will work better now.
06-19-2013 07:20 PM
Ranger99
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

well fiddle!
thanks for trying to post, but when clicking
on the link it says "sorry, an error has occured"
06-19-2013 07:15 PM
Bugflipper
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

http://www.flickr.com/photos/basspla...3761/lightbox/
06-19-2013 06:54 PM
Ranger99
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

i never did see a decent close photo
of the green plant, there was that one
of someone holding some dried dead ones,
or maybe i missed it. my granny always use
to talk about when she was young in the early
1900's that everyone smoked it. i would imagine
that i've likely unknowingly mowed over several
trainloads of that. i'd rather not smoke anyway
other than a marlboro red every few years. i get
enough airborne dirt and pollen and junk in
my lungs already anyway.
06-19-2013 06:36 PM
Bugflipper
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

When I was a kid my grandpa would have me go out and get that. He would mix it with his pipe tobacco because it was "healthy". I'd always go walking on the railroad track and spot the fat leaves pretty quick. In the South cheap cigarettes are known as rabbit tobacco because they are harsher than the brand name ones.
06-19-2013 12:21 PM
charles p
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

I took your advice and looked it up. Articles state it is an herb. Did not find that the pharma industry used it, or that the FDA regulated or controlled it.

Rabbit tobacco is an herb, not a cancer curing pharmaceutical prescription. Its qualities are touted by the herbal culture. Like I said earlier, kids in the 50s smoked it. I expect, but do not know at all, that if people smoked the equivalent of two packs of rabbit tobacco daily, it could prove not to be beneficial.

If it keeps away mosquitoes, a bag tied arround your neck should be safe. A dose in the bath water might not hurt. Nothing internal.
06-08-2013 10:09 PM
Mike in Virginia
Re: cats foot, rabbit tobacco, everlasting

Let me clarify: I only know what I found during Internet research. I have no personal experience with the stuff. Taking the Internet sites as a whole, averaging them out, the plant has medicinal use. Mostly for lung disorders. I didn't mean to say that I know it's a cure for anything. Only posting what a day of research revealed. If your ailment is viral or inflammation connected, I'm convinced the plant will help, but again, I do not know.

Charles P, you need to look it up for yourself, which you obviously have not.
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