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         When the Spanish arrived in Sonora they added this plant to their pharmacopeia and called it cardosanto, which should not be mistranslated to blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus). I wonder if they actually brought this stuff to Florida because it grows everywhere here! It's use in Hispanic cultures includes as a sedative and analgesic tea, including for use to help alleviate migraine headaches. The seeds are taken as a laxative by herbalists. The seed-pods secrete a pale-yellow latex substance when cut open. Steam distillation can easily capture these goods! The argemone resin contains berberine and protopine, and is used medicinally as a sedative by alternative practitioners. Argemone mexicana is also used by traditional healers in Mali for malaria.


Warning: Large doses of this plant may be toxic!

What a wide range of medicinal uses the Prickly poppy plant has had to offer people in the past. If something from the ground was used back then to deal with malaria, imagine what all of the wild plants out there have the potential to do for us. These wise people from the past had a high level of respect and gratitude for nature. At the same time, I don't want to get too carried away and influence people into assuming everything is just safe to take without doing the research. You need to understand what you're dealing with, no matter what it is. Another biblical point, there is a right way and a vain way to consume medicine: Jeremiah 46:11 - “Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured.”


Always remember that while this cacti is made available that it should be handled with extreme caution. One should thoroughly conduct their research and know the precautions, side effects, proper preparation methods and dosages no matter if it's a natural plant or prescription. Most substances interact in a certain way, this is why we study chemistry. The prickly poppy ( Argemon mexicana ) is no different I would assume, because it behaves like substances because it contains them. This means it should be thought of as any other drug by default. Knowing which plants or drugs not to combine can save lives and prevent any logical reasons for further prohibitions. Some people will sell anything, and only tell you things that make you wanna buy it, and not warn of the dangers, even though they know them. That type of behavior should not be rewarded, although the freedom of the masses is no justifyable compromise for that..


Today science has confirmed chemicals in this sacred medicine to have sedative effects. This science is classified as phytochemistry (related to chemistry and plant pharmacology). The prized chemicals are known as berberine and protopine. Scientist deny God, but I believe their research clearly indicates intelligent design. The bible doesn't describe a giant dude, it describes a living holy spirit: St John "God is a spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." Large enough dosages of these compounds can be dangerous, but of course there are other things to realize. One thing is to always remember that the lethal dose of a chemical when synthesized vs how much tea made from organic material you'd have to drink is astronomical. As with any other medicine, dosage always counts. The potency of compounds in various types of medicinal and psychoactive plants varies tremendously. While a lot of modern medicine works by giving the individual a small enough amount of the disease or a poison, some herbal medicine works in the same manner.


Regardless of the modern precautions we have to take because of the potential dangers of mixing herbs with prescription drugs, it has not changed the historic reputation of such useful plants. Ever heard of the Seri of Sonora, Mexico? Well, they used the whole plant whether it was fresh or dried. It was often made into infusions for kidney pain, and to cleanse the body. Prickly poppy was also added to the pharmacopia when the Spanish arrived in Sonora. They just keep drinking it until they get better! Before considering doing anything, consult with your healthcare provider ( hope its Jesus ). Research the cons ( potential cons ), the pros, and potential side effects, interactions, dangers, dosages, etc. Never just blindly take something and assume that it is safe. Also note that most things are not meant to be taken every day of your life, but off and on, etc.


If this gift was used many years ago for kidney pain by people with lesser technology that that of the modern world, why are is it not a mainstream option in large retail stores? From all of my research ( just reading peer reviewed journals written by scholars ), there are enough plants with active pain relieving constituents to make a huge list of a-z pain relievers, hundreds per letter. Pain medications should be the last resort I believe, but they are still some-what necessary. The first thing a person should do I believe is to stop the source of the pain to begin with. Never the less, sometimes we all need some relief and having natural options around is always a plus. Another plant to look into if you want something natural for pain relief similar to CBD is Kratom, and they don't want me to tell you about this one. I am even being gang-stalked by local police over it. I sell the plants once a year at star-botanicals.com hollar at me ScottHermann850@gmail.com

Organic Prickly Poppy Scientific Name Argemone Mexicana



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