The Poppy Family is a great family in the world of herbs, nerve soothing and pain relieving, the Flower of Sleep. Man’s misuse of the poppy in the forms of opium and heroin is a prime example of the greedy and ruthless using of herbs for commercial profits at the cost of the health of mankind. The poppy must be used whole, as God grows it. Herbal extractions often turn beneficial plants into dangerous ones. Other examples are digitalis, a drug extracted from the beneficial foxglove, and quinine, from the equally beneficial cinchona tree….Herbalists should use the whole herbs always, not extracts.
~ Juliette de Bairacli Levy