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Poppy

James Neill
Last updated:
11 Nov 2004


Poppy

The poppy plant is well known for the aesthetics of its flower.  Inside the seed pod, if harvested at the right time, can be found a sticky substance which is bled and collected.  It an addictive pain-killer which lends itself to commercial production and medical grade painkillers -- morphine.  Remember, drug companies are out to make a buck, so they oppose indigenous and natural medicines which might encourage people to grow and provide for their own medicinal needs and have that knowledge available within the family, tribe or community.  Hence the community is legally discouraged from homegrown uses of the Poppy plant.