Crimson Spot Rockrose
Cistus ladanifer L.
Scientific namw: Papaver Somniferum L.
Habitat: The Balkans, the Middle East, India and China.
Alkaloids: morphine, codeine, papaperina, narcotina and narceine.
Active parts: The opium or latex, produced by cuts in the walls of the capsules.Medicinal uses: Analgesic and soporific, especially through its derivatives, morphine and heroin.
High. Produces an initial euphoric feeling similar to drunkenness with later weakening. The initial feeling is caused by the fact that this plant molecules possess a structure similar to endorphins, substances produced by the human body, which are captured by receptors of the brain and whose function, among others, is to free us from pain. Hence the initial feelings of drug use are enjoyable. This initial feeling is preceded by an opposite state of toxicity in which the sensations are completely opposite. Drug use eventually causes a state of morphinomania or addiction to morphine.
*More information: OPIUM AND ITS DERIVATIVES
Symptoms of acute poisoning
Symptoms of poisoning are: stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, extreme thirst, dry mouth, respiratory problems, decreased pulse. In severe poisoning, mental confusion, numbness of limbs, hypotension, cardiac arrest and death.
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