peyote | cactus
The small thorn less Peyote cactus originates from the south of Texas and northern Mexico. The plant is a very important religious sacrament in many native American cultures of Central and North-America. In Mexico the cactus is also sold as a medicine against blindness, fever and many other diseases. | photo credit unknown
vintage opium smokers
I have made it my goal to become well educated when it comes to opiates so I can buy the best products and use the best supplies. The other day I read a book that explained how opiates were extracted from the poppy plant. The poppy seed pod is filled with a liquid called latex and when its harvests time, harvesters come and scratch the outside skin of the pod which make the latex drip out of it. Once the latex has dried, it is scraped off and taken to be dehydrated.