Historical Uses: The Cherokee tribe was reported to use compounds of Rabbit Tobacco for muscle cramps, decoctions for colds, and sore throat. The Alabama used decoctions for insomnia and anxiety.
Special Notes: In fall, Rabbit Tobacco can be mistaken for species of Boneset (genus Eupatorium). However, there is a trick to identifying Rabbit Tobacco. The aroma. Rabbit Tobacco, specifically P. obtusifolium, smells much like maple syrup.