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By Anne Ophelia Dowden

An creation to herbs, their historical past, features, and their many makes use of.

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Came to us from Europe, a similar species Though is this plant native to South 27 ) America, where the Incas used it an anesthetic, and a as Colombian tribe gave it to wives and them alive with dead warriors. The New World, in fact, contributed to the physick gardens slaves before burying hundreds of new plants and vegetable plots of Europe. In North America, though the first English colonists brought their herbs and their herb lore along with them, they also soon began to gather information from the Indians and to learn the virtues of the native plants that the Indians grew or collected in the wild.

The New World, in fact, contributed to the physick gardens slaves before burying hundreds of new plants and vegetable plots of Europe. In North America, though the first English colonists brought their herbs and their herb lore along with them, they also soon began to gather information from the Indians and to learn the virtues of the native plants that the Indians grew or collected in the wild. The Spanish conquerors of the Incas and Aztecs of Central and South America sent out their doctors along with their armies, and the priests who converted the Indians also learned native medicine.

The The common opium is far more complicated and more plant that produces it is familiar to everyone: garden poppy with smooth bluish leaves. Origi- nally, its flowers were single rather than double, and white or lavender instead of red as they often are today. The unripe seed pod contains a milky juice from which opium and its relatives, skin of is its derived laudanum, morphine, codeine, and heroin. Long before the dawn poppy's narcotic qualities. dwellers, 30 and mentioned of history, It in men were aware of the was used by Neolithic Swiss lake Sumerian clay tablets.

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