HERB - Tobacco and other Smoking Herbs

Roberta R Comstock froggestow at juno.com
Thu Jan 21 12:40:53 PST 1999

On Thu, 21 Jan 1999 11:49:10 -0500 Christine A Seelye-King
<mermayde at juno.com> writes:
>This two cent's worth is brought to you by my lord.  I thought his 
>observation was interesting. 
>	Mistress Christianna
>--------- Begin forwarded message ----------
>From: "dallas fox" <deadtongue at hotmail.com>
>To: mermayde at juno.com
>>Just off the top of my head, might this plant be Tussilago farfara, 
>Coltsfoot (or Coughwort)?
>I will point out the a popular cough medicine is called RobiTUSSIn, 
>probably takes its root name from the aforementioned herb.  In fact, I 
>think there is more than one brand out there that features Tussin in 
>name, and again, we are looking at a root word, maybe even an extract 
>that started the whole thing, and is now a synthesized.  Talk about a 
>big WAG!
>Love you,

Not such a wild guess after all.  'Tussis' is Latin for cough.

(Also, you don't hear much about it these days, but it was still pretty
common when I was a child:  pertussis = whooping cough.)


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