Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Opium poppy, papaver somniferum
Poppy capsules has < 2.5cm diameter.
It contains resin.
Alkaloids are high in young leaves.
Seeds contain any alkaloids.
French apothecary extracted morphine (dream) from poppy in 1804.
Morphine mostly used in palliative care unit.
Thebaine, codine, oripavine; papaverine, and noscapine
This is medicine in pain due to spasm of bowels, bladder, uterus, common bile duct, ureters, and urethra.
It is medicine in bronchial spasm, cardiac spasm, cramps, tetanic spasm, neuralgia, diarrhea and sleeplessness.
It promotes synthesis of endorphins in brain and suppresses pain.
It is a good diaphoretic.
It reduces intestinal and renal secretions.
It is medicine in dry cough.
It is remedy in excessive sleepiness in individual with open mouth and dark face.
It is remedy in anorexia nervosa, constipation, reflex vomiting, weakness, and depression.
It is remedy in conditions with contracted pupils, oliguria, coated tongue, flushed face, and dry and hot skin.
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Medicines sometimes cures, often relives, but always consoles.
No grief is so acute but time ameliorates it.
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