By Sarah Fiorello

Papaver somniferum

Harriet Tubman used paregoric to sedate babies during the long journey from enslavement to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Paregoric is a mixture of a small percentage of opium and was a common medicine in the 18th and 19th centuries taken by adults and children for treating diarrhea, coughs, teething pain in infants, and as a sedative for young children.

Varieties in this display
Papaver somniferum ‘Charlottesville Old
Papaver somniferum ‘Ziar’s Breadseed Poppy’

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