Alexander the Great had a pivotal role in bringing the opium poppy to Asia and India. Expert Kenaz Filan weighs in on some of the flower’s more interesting medical applications during antiquity.
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Opioids and the problems they cause are in the headlines daily, but this drug’s global impact actually began thousands of years ago. In this series, “The History of Opium,” we will explore the substance’s first known use in antiquity and work our way up to the current crisis. Our first installment features excerpts from an interview with author Kenaz Filan, whose book, “The Power of the Poppy: Harnessing Nature’s Most Dangerous Ally,” chronicles some of the earliest uses of papaver somniferum, aka the opium poppy.
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