Opium for the Masses: Harvesting Nature's Best Pain by Jim Hogshire PDF

By Jim Hogshire

"Contrary to basic trust, there isn't 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 drugs cupboard as aspirin is in ours. As past due as 1915, pamphlets issued by means of the U.S. division of Agriculture have been nonetheless stating opium poppies as a great 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 ache, cough, and diarrhea. throughout the Civil warfare, gardeners within the South have been inspired to plant opium for the battle attempt, so that it will confirm a provide of painkillers for the accomplice military. What Hogshire has performed is to excavate this vernacular wisdom after which put up it to the world—in how-to shape, with recipes."— Michael Pollan

First released fifteen years in the past, Opium for the Masses immediately grew to become a countrywide phenomenon. Michael Pollan wrote a long function ("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 offered at crafts and pastime shops and nurseries, may be made right into a drinkable tea that acts in a fashion just like codeine or Vicodin.

With Opium for the Masses as their consultant, americans can the right way to complement their very own drugs chest with common and felony soreness medication, with no expensive and hard journeys to the health care provider and pharmacy.

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