Thursday, 4 March 2010


Naswar is an Afghan concoction that, according to the Google page I read, "relieves all stress." The user rolls up a ball and places it between the cheek and gum, much like chewing tobacco. It is more like a chewing gum than chewing tobacco in consistency and carried in a plastic bag and I see these plastic bags of naswar pulled out at and partaken of at almost every meeting we attend. The picture shows the naswar manufacturing process where tobacco leaves, crushed limestone, water and ash are pounded together for hours, creating a gummy residue.

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