Opium is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (scientific name: Papaver
somniferum). Opium latex contains approximately 12 percent of the analgesic ...
Opium is a highly addictive narcotic drug acquired from the opium poppy. Heroin
is derived from the morphine alkaloid found in opium.
The opium poppy is cultivated in lower Mesopotamia. The Sumerians refer to it as
Hul Gil, the 'joy plant.' The Sumerians would soon pass along the plant and its ...
A BRIEF HISTORY OF OPIUM. papaver somniferum: opium poppy "Opium
teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is
Opium is a substance derived from the poppy plant and used in the production of
various street drugs and medical pain relivers such as Morphine.
15 hours ago ... Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% in the past year, United
Nations officials have said. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime ...
Opium is an extract of the exudate derived from seedpods of the opium poppy,
Papaver somniferum. The poppy plant was cultivated in the ancient civilisations
News about opium. Commentary and archival information about opium from The
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Opium addiction information, symptoms, treatment and referrals to local help for
opiate addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
The Chinese didn't realize that opium was an addictive substance until the late
17<sup>th</sup> century. By that point, more than 1/3 of Chinese males reported smoking ...