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 ...
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
Opium definition, the dried, condensed juice of a poppy, Papaver somniferum,
that has a narcotic, soporific, analgesic, and astringent effect and contains ...
A BRIEF HISTORY OF OPIUM. papaver somniferum: opium poppy "Opium
teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is
Driven by romantic, spiritual, and medicinal imperatives, the author goes in
search of something everyone tells him no longer exists: an opium den. From
News about opium. Commentary and archival information about opium from The
New York Times.
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 ...