Opium for the Masses

Author: Jim Hogshire
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 9781936239016
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Gardening

"Contrary to general belief, there is no federal law against growing P. somniferum."—Martha Stewart Living "Regarded as 'God's own medicine,' preparations of opium were as common in the Victorian medicine cabinet as aspirin is in ours. As late as 1915, pamphlets issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture were still mentioning opium poppies as a good cash crop for northern farmers. Well into this century, Russian, Greek, and Arab immigrants in America have used poppy-head tea as a mild sedative and a remedy for headaches, muscle pain, cough, and diarrhea. During the Civil War, gardeners in the South were encouraged to plant opium for the war effort, in order to ensure a supply of painkillers for the Confederate Army. What Hogshire has done is to excavate this vernacular knowledge and then publish it to the world—in how-to form, with recipes."— Michael Pollan First published fifteen years ago, Opium for the Masses instantly became a national phenomenon. Michael Pollan wrote a lengthy feature ("Opium, made easy") about Jim Hogshire in Harper’s Magazine, amazed that the common plant, P. somniferum, or opium poppies, which grows wild in many states and is available at crafts and hobby stores and nurseries, could also be made into a drinkable tea that acts in a way similar to codeine or Vicodin. With Opium for the Masses as their guide, Americans can learn how to supplement their own medicine chest with natural and legal pain medicine, without costly and difficult trips to the doctor and pharmacy.

Criminal Investigation

Author: Wayne Bennett
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495093404
Release Date: 2006-05-16
Genre: Social Science

This text stresses the practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools alongside discussion of established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. The 8th Edition features updated, enhanced coverage of such important topics as terrorism and homeland security, cybercrime, forensics and physical evidence, federal law enforcement investigations, report writing, crimes against children, photography and sketching, preparing and presenting cases in court, and identity theft. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9602350199
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Political science


New Outlook

Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924066372263
Release Date: 1874
Genre:


A Princess of Mars

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1518867693
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre:


The Lancet

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: IOWA:31858021443316
Release Date: 1859
Genre: Medicine