August 02, 2017

Nicotine is a naturally occurring chemical compound, and like many alkaloids, have a physiological effect on humans and other animals.

Found organically in the nightshade plant family (Nicotiana tabacumAsclepias syriaca, Duboisia hopwoodii, and Nicotiana rustica), it is a parasympathomimetic drug.

For the curious, this means that it stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. This part of the nervous system plays a role in processes like digestion and sex. 

Want to know more about how nicotine affects the human body? Check out this article: The Healthier Alternative to Smoking


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