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’