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On the trail of the ancient opium poppy

Mark David Merlin

On the trail of the ancient opium poppy

by Mark David Merlin

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Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses in Rutherford, London, Cranbury, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opium poppy -- History.,
  • Opium poppy -- Origin.,
  • Neolithic period.,
  • Bronze age.,
  • Plant remains (Archaeology)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMark David Merlin.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSB295.O65 M47 1984
    The Physical Object
    Pagination324 p. :
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4123420M
    ISBN 100838630979
    LC Control Number80070994

    The Origins of Opium. The earliest reference to opium growth and use is in 3, B.C. when the opium poppy was cultivated in lower Mesopotamia (Southwest Asia). The Sumerians referred to it as Hul Gil, the "joy plant." The Sumerians soon passed it on to the Assyrians, who in turn passed it on to the Egyptians. On the Trail of the Ancient Opium Poppy, by M. D. Merlin. Poppies: The Poppy Family in the Wild and Cultivation, by C. Grey-Wilson. Opium Poppy: Botany, Chemistry, and Pharmacology, by L.D. Kapoor (Ed.) Opium Poppy Garden, by William Griffith.

      The opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) – with red or white flowers – is the one that opium and many refined opiates like morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine, are ’ll take a look at the opium derivates first to get an idea of its uses before we follow the opium trail. It is often stated as a fact that the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L. or some ancestral form of the species) was recognized and cultivated as a narcotic plant in antiquity. Whereas it seems reasonably certain that the ancient Greeks were famliar with the opium poppy and used opium as a narcotic as early as the 8th century B.C., there is no.

    The ancient Greeks, who held the opium poppy sacred, claimed it was Demeter who discovered it, with figurines of Poppy goddesses found in Gazi, Crete. Lucy Inglis shows us how widespread its use was in all its forms, from poppy seeds to morphine and heroin. 1. Discuss ancient beliefs of illness and medicine from BC through AD 2. List common ancient treatments that prevailed in western civilization. 3. Describe nineteenth-century medicine and identify influences that major wars had on medicine. 4. Describe the wide use of opium and the problems surrounding opium use. 5.


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Opium Poppy Garden is the only book available that describes the cultivation, harvest and pharmacology of opium in a format that combines literary and instructional writing. The heart of the book is the tale of Ch'ien, a young Chinese man who travels from Costa Rica to Columbia to grow an opium garden in the manner his Taoist grandfather taught /5(30).

From Publishers Weekly. Opium was a common drug among the ancient Greeks (who extolled the "healing dreams" it brought on), a convenient poison for the Romans, a narcotic in medieval England and a popular painkiller and sedative in 19th-century Europe and America.

Veteran British author Booth takes us from by:   Scraping raw opium latex gum from the pod. Read Mark D. Merlin's book, "On the Trail of the Ancient Opium Poppy," And also this article in a recent issue of the journal of Economic botany.

Front cover of journal reprint with issue number. back cover of issue. or read my book written by me and jack Girard int he late s, posted at erowid.

The sole source of opium is the opium poppy. The plant is believed to have evolved from a wild strain, Papaver setigerum, which grows in coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea.

Through centuries of culti­ vation and breeding for its opium, a species of the plant evolved that is now known as Size: 2MB. Dear readers; this is by far the best book on the history of the opium poppy from an ethnoarchaeological point of view.

It is beautifully written, well illustrated and documented so that scholars can find the information to which he is alluding. It is /5. References. Bernath, J. Poppy: the genus Papaver. Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Wikipedia Citation. opium, substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Opium varies in color from yellow to dark brown and has a characteristic odor and a bitter taste.

Its chief active principle is the alkaloid morphine, a narcotic. How Opium Was Discovered: A Brief History It was given the name of ‘Hul Gil’ or ‘Joy plant’ by the Sumerians. The history of Opium dates back to 3, BC when the cultivation of the poppy seed was seen in lower Mesopotamia in Southwest Asia.

Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this famous plant, highlighting its historic role in the development of human is has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, its edible and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds Cited by:   About the Author.

Robert C. Clarke is Cannabis researcher and Projects Manager for the International Hemp Association in Amsterdam and the author of Marijuana Botany and Hashish! Mark D.

Merlin is Botany Professor at University of Hawai’i at Manoa and author of On the Trail of the Ancient Opium Poppy.Papaver somniferum, commonly known as the opium poppy or breadseed poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the family is the species of plant from which both opium and poppy seeds are derived and is also a valuable ornamental plant, grown in native range is probably the eastern Mediterranean, but is now obscured by ancient introductions Clade: Tracheophytes.