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By Jim Hogshire

"Contrary to normal trust, there is not any federal legislation opposed to transforming into P. somniferum."—Martha Stewart Living

"Regarded as 'God's personal medicine,' arrangements of opium have been as universal within the Victorian medication cupboard as aspirin is in ours. As overdue as 1915, pamphlets issued by way of the U.S. division of Agriculture have been nonetheless stating opium poppies as a superb funds crop for northern farmers. good into this century, Russian, Greek, and Arab immigrants in the US have used poppy-head tea as a gentle sedative and a therapy for complications, muscle soreness, cough, and diarrhea. in the course of the Civil struggle, gardeners within the South have been inspired to plant opium for the warfare attempt, with a purpose to confirm a provide of painkillers for the accomplice military. What Hogshire has performed is to excavate this vernacular wisdom after which post it to the world—in how-to shape, with recipes."— Michael Pollan

First released fifteen years in the past, Opium for the Masses immediately turned a countrywide phenomenon. Michael Pollan wrote a long characteristic ("Opium, made easy") approximately Jim Hogshire in Harper’s Magazine, surprised that the typical plant, P. somniferum, or opium poppies, which grows wild in lots of states and is accessible at crafts and past-time shops and nurseries, may be made right into a drinkable tea that acts in a manner just like codeine or Vicodin.

With Opium for the Masses as their advisor, americans can the way to complement their very own medication chest with ordinary and criminal soreness medication, with no expensive and hard journeys to the health care professional and pharmacy.

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