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Indigenous peoples on several continents have discovered how to make potent arrow poisons from plants.

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Linnaeus - you who brought order out of botanical chaos-- a million chocolate lovers salute you.

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Image: Ketamine powder.
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Ketamine-induced ulcerative cystitis

Grimault's Cigarettes of Cannabis Indica

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Viva chocolate and whoever invented it!
Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793), from La concersazione

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Interestingly, it has been established that theobromine exerts a pronounced aphordisiacal effect on hornets. When given 5-10 mcg of theobromine daily in 30% sucrose solution.


All drugs in the opiate class act on opiate receptors in the brain. They mediate relief from pain and produce feelings of euphoria.

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Fear, Noel le Mire, eighteenth-century, French, engraving

During the years of Napoleon and the Restoration, a legal magistrate named Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin rose high in his profession while in every spare minute he worked passionately at his avocatio

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