Accession Number:

AD0836719

Title:

THE OPIUM POPPY (PAPAVER SOMNIFERUM): CULTIVATION - CHEMISTRY - UTILIZATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The cultivation of oil-producing plants constitutes a large part of agricultre throughout the world and in central Europe the opium poppy is one of the most important of such plants. Popularly, the opium poppy is referred to simply as poppy. Each year an increasingly larger acerage is cultivated for poppy production in Germany primarily for the production of the high-grade oil. The opium poppy is not only an oil-producing plant but also furnishes opium and its valuable alkaloids, all irreplacable in medicine. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE