If you’d rather, the same ingredients were in Dr. Kinsman’s asthmatic cigarettes!
Do not try this at home.
Heavy or extended breathing of the vapors would cause hallucinations or visions. When too much was inhaled the person died. Hence the nickname for the plant as the "deadly nightshade." Egyptians soon learned the best recipe involved drying the leaves, stems and roots, crushing what was left, and using the powder in a variety of ways.
Here is an 1929 for the Dr. Kinsman's Powder to get rid of blemishes. The effects of the vapor may have increased blood flow in your skin and therefore temporarily achieved a healthy glow.
By Kayla Sutherland,
Associate, Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
Curator, Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear