The White Poppy (aka the Opium Poppy) has been used in Europe and the Far East for many thousands of years. There is no better sedating and hypnotic drug. It is best used to treat pain. The drugs Morphine, Thebaine, Noscapine, and Codeine are all made from the plant’s two principal alkaloids. Often forgotten are the plant’s other medicinal properties that include being an effective astringent, used to treat chronic diarrhea and dysentery. It is also known for its expectorant and antispasmodic abilities.
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