Opium (poppy tears, lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex obtained from the
opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Opium latex contains approximately 12% of
Opium is a highly addictive narcotic drug acquired from the opium poppy. Heroin
is derived from the morphine alkaloid found in opium.
The earliest reference to opium growth and use is in 3,400 B.C. when the opium
poppy was cultivated in lower Mesopotamia (Southwest Asia). The Sumerians ...
These are seed pods of opium
poppies, with a penny included to give a sense of scale. The opium
poppy is the source of opium
, morphine, codeine, heroin, and other drugs. More »
Opium. The Opium poppy (papaver somniferum) is the key ingredient for all
narcotics. ... Opium grows in Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and in the Western
opium substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe
seed pods of the opium poppy , Papaver somniferum. Opium varies...
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 ...
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
papaver somniferum: opium poppy "Opium teaches only one thing, which is that
aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real." André Malraux MAN'S FATE.