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Opium for the Masses: Harvesting Nature's Best Pain Medication

Opium for the Masses: Harvesting Nature's Best Pain Medication

Hogshire, Jim

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ISBN10: 1932595465
ISBN13: 9781932595468
Publisher: Feral House
Published: Dec 1 2009
Pages: 172
Weight: 0.60
Height: 0.60 Width: 5.40 Depth: 8.40
Language: English

Contrary to general belief, there is no federal law against growing P. somniferum.--Martha Stewart Living

Regarded as 'God's own medicine, ' preparations of opium were as common in the Victorian medicine cabinet as aspirin is in ours. As late as 1915, pamphlets issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture were still mentioning opium poppies as a good cash crop for northern farmers. Well into this century, Russian, Greek, and Arab immigrants in America have used poppy-head tea as a mild sedative and a remedy for headaches, muscle pain, cough, and diarrhea. During the Civil War, gardeners in the South were encouraged to plant opium for the war effort, in order to ensure a supply of painkillers for the Confederate Army. What Hogshire has done is to excavate this vernacular knowledge and then publish it to the world--in how-to form, with recipes.-- Michael Pollan

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