Papaveraceae Papaver somniferum L.

Opium Poppy

Cherokee - Drug, Sedative

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 50, 51

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Scientific name: Papaver somniferum L.
USDA symbol: PASO2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Opium Poppy
Family: Papaveraceae
Family (APG): Papaveraceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Sedative
Notes: Large dose used for pain, to produce sleep and soothe and tranquilize the system.

RECRD: 90837 id: 25483