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Opium For the Masses : Harvesting Nature's Best Pain Medication (Paperback)

Author: Hogshire, Jim

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Excellent Reading and Informative Book

by Sara on 7/23/2013

Not even my husband who hates to read and is dyslexic could put this book down! Very raw and crude but true information, facts. Up today content and information that one could not find in other books. Some may say why give all this information. One do not know the facts unless everything is out and if in that he have to leave nothing out, he did well. If you looking for a boring, historic book that talks about country's and wars then you got the wrong book, but if you really wan to know everything about poppies and I mean everything then you would be happy with this book.

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"Contrary to general belief, there is no federal law against growing P. somniferum."?Martha Stewart Living

"Regarded as 'God's own medicine,' preparations of opium were as common in the Victorian medicine cabinet as aspirin is in ours. As late as 1915, pamphlets issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture were still mentioning opium poppies as a good cash crop for northern farmers. Well into this century, Russian, Greek, and Arab immigrants in America have used poppy-head tea as a mild sedative and a remedy for headaches, muscle pain, cough, and diarrhea. During the Civil War, gardeners in the South were encouraged to plant opium for the war effort, in order to ensure a supply of painkillers for the Confederate Army. What Hogshire has done is to excavate this vernacular knowledge and then publish it to the world?in how-to form, with recipes."? Michael Pollan

First published fifteen years ago, Opium for the Masses instantly became a national phenomenon. Michael Pollan wrote a lengthy feature ("Opium, made easy") about Jim Hogshire in Harper?s Magazine, amazed that the common plant, P. somniferum, or opium poppies, which grows wild in many states and is available at crafts and hobby stores and nurseries, could also be made into a drinkable tea that acts in a way similar to codeine or Vicodin.

With Opium for the Masses as their guide, Americans can learn how to supplement their own medicine chest with natural and legal pain medicine, without costly and difficult trips to the doctor and pharmacy.

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Publisher Feral House
Mfg Part# 9781932595468
SKU 211232477
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1932595465
Release Date 12/1/2009
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