Small amounts can be used for pain and diarrhea in animals and kennel cough.
Nausea can be attributed to the presence of noscapine and is more common in first-time or inexperienced users.
At high doses, the side effects are dangerous and can cause death through respiratory arrest or inhalation of vomit.
The dried seed pod of Papaver somniferum is easily obtainable as it is commonly available for decorative use.
Many varieties, strains, and cultivars of Papaver somniferum are in existence, and the alkaloid content can vary significantly.
but possession of other parts of the plant may be prosecuted.
Canadian authorities have noted the presence of dode or doda in the South Asian community, a traditional form of poppy tea.Of these, morphine is the most prevalent comprising 8%-14% of the total.Its effects derive from the fact that it binds to and activates mu opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, stomach and intestine.Because of use for decorative purposes, the trade in, and possession of dried Papaver somniferum is not actively prosecuted.Trade in, or possession of dried Papaver somniferum with the intention of drug use can be prosecuted.Dried Papaver somniferum capsules and stems will, if harvested and dried by the usual protocol, contain significantly lower quantities of thebaine than opium made from latex as well as somewhat more codeine.