What drug is derived from the opium poppy?
Crude opium is mostly morphine. It also includes codeine, thebaine, papaverive, and others. The morphine can be further processed with acetic anhydride to produce heroin
The obvious answer is to grow more poppy flowers. But they are also used as flavoring in many foods such as poppy seed bagels, muffins, and cakes. It might be interesting to note that ingesting a significant amount of poppy seeds can cause you to fail a drug test, as they provide a false positive for opium, since opium is derived from a certain type of poppy. It typically takes about 2 bagels worth to…
Opium is a narcotic that is derived from the "sap" of an Opium Poppy. The pods are slit after the flower blooms and the petals have fallen off (generally around 4-10 days) and the sap is scraped and collected. This is what "raw" Opium is derived from. The raw Opium is then processed into other derivitives such as Morphine and Heroin. In the raw form, it is usually smoked.
No. Opiates are opioid alkaloids naturally occurring in the Opium Poppy, as wall as many chemicals derived from these naturally occurring alkaloids. Basically the drug in opium poppies, or any drug derived from these naturally occurring drugs. Heroine, Morphine, Codine, Thebaine, Hydrocodone (loratab), are examples of opiates. LSD however is hallucinogenic typtamine. Other examples of tryptamines are serotonin, melatonin, psilocyben, and DMT.
Depends what you mean. As far as the plant is concerned there is only one familiar: Opium (poppy tears, lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex (milky white fluid portion) obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Opium contains up to 12% morphine, analkaloid, which is frequently processed chemically to produce heroin for the illegal drug trade.