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Is Poppy Seed Tea Addictive?

answered 05:53 AM EST, Wed December 04, 2013
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anonymous anonymous
Is poppy tea as addictive heroin or oxy? Sure they are all opiates but the poppy tea seems much more laid back so I am wondering if the detox isn’t as extreme either.

Anna Deeds Says...

Anna Deeds A. Deeds
MSED, NCC, LPC

Thank you for your question. Poppy tea that is brewed from the Papaver somniferum poppy plant which contain opium can be addictive. How addictive and how much of a narcotic effect would depend on how much of the opium from the plant is in the tea. Without testing the tea brewed from the plant, you won't know how much opium you are getting in the tea. It could be a small amount or a large amount. This makes it very dangerous to consume.

In addition, it is illegal in the United States as well as several other countries to use anything other than poppy seeds for consumption. The seeds contain small amounts of opium but even the seeds can be dangerous when consumed in large amounts. The amount of opium in the seeds varies too so there is no way to know how much opium a person is getting from the seeds. There have been cases of people dying from overdoses

from consuming poppy seed tea.

I don't suggest you try to make or consume poppy tea. It is addictive and dangerous. I hope you reconsider drinking it. Please visit this site for more information and the website "Poppy seed tea can kill you."

The second website was created by parents whose son died by drinking poppy seed tea. It includes information about multiple deaths from people who made and drank poppy seed tea.

You question makes me think that you are probably already using opiates and are looking for a way to do so without the consequences of taking heroin or pain medication. There is no way to use opiates without the consequences of addiction and withdrawal. Opiates are inherently addictive and will lead to addiction and withdrawal no matter what form you take them in. I hope you will consider getting help if you are already taking opiates.

I hope this answers your question and gives you the information you need to make good choices.

 

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