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Mexican Poppy / Argemone mexicana


Family:

Papaveraceae

Genus:

Argemone

Species:

mexicana

Folk / Common Names:

Prickly Poppy

Actions:

Anodyne, hypnotic, narcotic

Part(s) Used:

Arial parts

Constituents:

Berberine

Uses:

For relief of pain, insomnia , arthritis.

Majikal Uses:

Notes:

NB. contains a compound which is a MAO - A inhibitor therefore should not be used by anyone taking SSRI's or antidepressants.
Also do not take if using Opiate based medications

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