Not many plants can claim such complex and closely intertwined relationships with people, such as opium poppy and tobacco. Both plants play a major role
Month: January 2020
What do we learn from comparing these two plants? Both have a long history of consumption, both contribute to addiction and are extremely destructive, and
Tobacco is a natural plant for the New World, and so is the custom of smoking plant materials to achieve the narcotic effects of them.
Poppy seeds are tasty and non-psychoactive food, as all lovers of buns with poppy seeds can confirm. But if an immature seed box is incised with
Only in Paracelsus, the famous father of chemotherapy, can we trace the revival of interest in opium. The great Swiss alchemist of the 16th century,