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Papaver is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Papaver

Papaver in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Papaver in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "he (Paraclesus) did include in his category of specifics opium, mandragora, papaver, and hyocyamus.
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 183
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 183.
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Synonymns for Papaver

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Papaver

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Evidence or the Use of Papaver in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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K Laios, P Lytsikas-Sarlis, K Manes, M-I Kontaxaki, M Karamanou, G Androutsos
Drugs for mental illnesses in ancient greek medicine.
Psychiatriki: 2019, 30(1);58-65
[PubMed:31115355] [] [DOI] (I p)

María Antonia Martínez, Salomé Ballesteros, Elena Almarza, Joaquín Garijo
Death in a legal poppy field in Spain.
Forensic Sci. Int.: 2016, 265;34-40
[PubMed:26844398] [] [DOI] (I p)

M D Aceto, L S Harris, M E Abood, K C Rice
Stereoselective mu- and delta-opioid receptor-related antinociception and binding with (+)-thebaine.
Eur. J. Pharmacol.: 1999, 365(2-3);143-7
[PubMed:9988096] [] [DOI] (P p)



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