Opium den in Paris in 800

Opium den in Paris in 800

The term "opium"It has ancient origins.

In the Greek language the word òpion it meant "juice", because with it is indicated the lattice naturally secreted by the flowers capsules poppy (poppy somniferum).

This white liquid congeals on contact with air and takes a decidedly darker color; the resin obtained by this process as simple, It is then kneaded to form "Loaves opium“.

It is in practice a kind of road of which it made extensive use of past ages, both for its effects painkillers (if taken in small doses), and for those hallucinations and delirium true that you obtained by taking a higher amount but, not rarely, He is leading to death (Photo gives: edscuola.it).