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    Default Cardo Santo...Mexican Pricklypoppy

    http://www.nicatourism.com/2011/04/c...cklypoppy.html

    Here is a flower you will see quite a bit right right now in Nicaragua, in April and May, before the barren fields are plowed and planted. It's called Mexican Pricklypoppy. It has medicinal properties to reduce fever, cure ulcers and even help asthma.

    Aquí está una flor que se mira bastante ahorita en Nicaragua, en Abril y Mayo, antes que los campos se siembren. Se llama Cardo Santo. Tiene propiedades medicinales: reducir la fiebre, curar úlceras y amortiguar el asma.

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    Default Re: Cardo Santo...Mexican Pricklypoppy

    Can you use it as tea for asthma???
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    For the "spiritual explorer" from, http://www.shamansgarden.com/c-70-prickly-poppy.aspx where it's sold by the ounce:

    "Prickly Poppy (Argemone mexicana)
    The herb and flowers are smoked by natives to produce both a euphoric and a mild sedating effect. The whole plant has often been extracted to produce a substitute for a well-known herb, giving it much stronger sedative and analgesic properties, but the latex from this plant is the most potent part, but the most difficult to find as well. Often, just like the Mexican Dream Herb, the dried herbage is often rolled into a cigarette, while a tea is enjoyed to strengthen the effects.

    It has also been mixed with Tagetes lucida, another herb that is only recently regaining attention as an important psychoactive in the spiritual explorer's arsenal of tools, with many positive and interesting reports."

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    Default Re: Cardo Santo...Mexican Pricklypoppy

    P.S. "Known by the Aztecs as "nourishment of the dead", . . ."

    The Grateful Dead?__ por supuesto

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    Default Re: Cardo Santo...Mexican Pricklypoppy

    Perhaps I need a cup of the tea and a toke or two of the leaves.
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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