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Extraction of Nicotine from Tobacco Leaves used for Animal Cleansing

Swapnil A Dharaskar


Nicotine is addictive. An average cigarette yields about 2 mg of absorbed nicotine, and in lesser doses of that order, the substance acts as a stimulant in mammals, while high amounts (50-100 mg) can be harmful. This stimulant effect is a contributing factor to the addictive properties of tobacco smoking. Nicotine’s addictive nature includes psychoactive effects, drug-reinforced behavior, compulsive use, and relapse after abstinence, physical dependence and tolerance.
Nicotine can also be used as an insecticide. The insecticide is recommended as a treatment for various parasites and also on bacteria. Tobacco water is produced by boiling strong tobacco in water, or by steeping the tobacco in water for a longer period after extracting nicotine then by Saponification method the soap is formed which can then be used.

Keywords: addictive, insecticide, nicotine, tobacco, saponification

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