ART PRINT A3 - Pink poppy

Art print of Pink poppy, Papaver somniferum, illustrated by Kirsten Tind. 

Printed on mat heavy FSC paper. 

Measures 29.7 x 42 cm. 

75,00 DKK  Incl. VAT
( 60,00 DKK  Excl. VAT )
Model: 5711612031928
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Beskrivelse

In the Middle Ages, the monks founded the first monasteries in Denmark and they brought medicinal plants with them. The plant, which probably originates from the Orient, is already known from 3-4 years BC. and is described by the Greek scientist Theofrastos how to make an incision in the capsule be able to extract a milk juice with poisonous effect. Later, this milk juice was used against headaches, stomach upset and as a sleeping and intoxicant. The plant's botanical species name somniferum comes from its sleep-inducing effect. Of the dried milk juice (crude opium), opium is produced and, among other things, morphine, codeine and noscapine. The seeds - also called birch - are used as sprinkles on e.g. Bread.

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