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holkapolka
Jul 29, 2020 2:54 AM CST
Hi I read online that some have died by poppy Papaver somniferum by drinking it as tea. The seeds contain morphin, but is this unwashed? I would believe so. What if seeds are washed, how many seeds are needed to die from such seeds? Or is there too less morphin in such washed seeds? What about 120,000 seeds taken in once?
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Jul 29, 2020 3:02 AM CST

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Jul 31, 2020 1:43 PM CST
Australis said:If you don't mind me asking, what is your interest in this?


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there are lots of forums specifically devoted to recreational use of these kind of things.
This forum is more about how to grow the plants.

As to toxicity of poppy seeds... I'm not sure that you are getting your information from a learned source.

There's almost no opium in the seeds.
The opium is collected from the developing seed pods... While the plant is actively growing.

Very labour intensive.

The seeds?
People use them in baking... to add flavour.

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holkapolka
Aug 1, 2020 6:06 AM CST
Hi just wondering about it. As I have heard there is morphin in the seeds but little thats why they use it in tea to get the sedative effect.
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NMoasis
Aug 1, 2020 8:54 AM CST
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holkapolka
Jun 16, 2021 10:04 AM CST
Hi again after a long time break.Do you think papaver somniferum contains opium in leafs and stilks? How much if so?
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NMoasis
Jun 16, 2021 11:33 AM CST
Speaking for myself, I'm a gardener, not a chemist, and this is a gardening forum. I'll refer you again to the article I linked last August, above.
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stone
Jun 18, 2021 6:35 AM CST
I went back to re-read your earlier posts.
You mention that you ordered corn poppy seed (Papaver rhoeas).
These are NOT opium poppies!


Re opium in leaves and stalk... I have drank tea made from the leaves and stalks of the opium poppy, but... opium content was hardly worth mentioning, I certainly never bothered to repeat the experiment.

Did any of your poppies ever grow?

Where you are in Norway, you might have better luck growing the perennial types, like iceland poppies or oriental poppies... Which also are NOT opium poppies.

Are you trying to get high on your poppies, or are you worried about neighborhood junkies finding your garden?

Opium is probably not something to experiment with, a lot of people find that they can't stop using it, and many clinics keep people coming in for maintenance dosing for years... Which seems like an undesirable outcome...

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