Download e-book for iPad: Opium for the Masses: Harvesting Nature's Best Pain by Jim Hogshire

By Jim Hogshire

ISBN-10: 1932595465

ISBN-13: 9781932595468

"Contrary to common trust, there's no federal legislation opposed to turning out to be P. somniferum."—Martha Stewart Living

"Regarded as 'God's personal medicine,' arrangements of opium have been as universal within the Victorian drugs cupboard as aspirin is in ours. As past due as 1915, pamphlets issued by means of the U.S. division of Agriculture have been nonetheless stating opium poppies as an exceptional money crop for northern farmers. good into this century, Russian, Greek, and Arab immigrants in the USA have used poppy-head tea as a gentle sedative and a therapy for complications, muscle discomfort, cough, and diarrhea. in the course of the Civil battle, gardeners within the South have been inspired to plant opium for the conflict attempt, with a view to verify a offer of painkillers for the accomplice military. What Hogshire has performed is to excavate this vernacular wisdom after which put up it to the world—in how-to shape, with recipes."— Michael Pollan

First released fifteen years in the past, Opium for the Masses immediately turned a countrywide phenomenon. Michael Pollan wrote a long function ("Opium, made easy") approximately Jim Hogshire in Harper’s Magazine, surprised that the typical plant, P. somniferum, or opium poppies, which grows wild in lots of states and is obtainable at crafts and pastime shops and nurseries, may be made right into a drinkable tea that acts in a fashion just like codeine or Vicodin.

With Opium for the Masses as their consultant, american citizens can the right way to complement their very own medication chest with traditional and criminal ache drugs, with out high priced and hard journeys to the health care provider and pharmacy.

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These are staged as a ‘scene of entanglement’ or form of mediated perception (Cho, 2008; Chow, 2012). As I argue later in the chapter, ethos can be reimaged as a form of mediated perception. Drawing from the work of Prasad (2007), I argue that ethos might be imagined in architecture, demographics, festivals, celebrations, traditions, manners, and customs, as well as more immaterial processes, such as atmospheres, ambiences, structures of feeling and consciousness. In order to ‘see’ ethos, one has to assemble an archive of ‘intersecting, shifting, mediated and material expressions’ (Prasad, 2007: 25), which exceeds what it might be possible to narrate, and certainly not by individual actors and agents.

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