Also known as cattle bush, this shrubby plant has

blue flowers and lanceolate leaves and was once

used as an inebriant (Webb 1969). In Australia

(Arnhem Land), the dried leaves formerly were

used as a substitute for tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)

(Low 1990, 190*). The entire plant contains

0.01 to 0.070/0 alkaloids (Collins et al. 1990,31*).

Webb, I. J. 1969. The use of plant medicines and

poisons by Australian Aborigines. Mankind


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