Poppy medicinal plant greetings card
Poppy medicinal plant greetings card
Poppy medicinal plant greetings card
Poppy medicinal plant greetings card

Poppy medicinal plant greetings card

£3.00

Botanical illustration inspired watercolour Opium Poppy card celebrating its healing properties. Gift a dose of nature to the plant lover in your life. Part of the botany collection.

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Front: “PAPAVER SOMNIFERUM Medicinal plant”
Inside: Blank
Back:
“Plant - Opium Poppy
Medicinal drug - Apomorphine
Treats - Parkinson’s symptoms
People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough dopamine because the nerve cells in their brain that make it have died. Apomorphine acts like dopamine to stimulate nerve cells which control movement and other body functions, helping to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s. The Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum, contains morphine (opium) which, when heated to high temperatures with an acid, produces apomorphine.”

Size: 12.7 x 17.8 cm
Envelope: Recycled brown fleck Kraft
Cello: biodegradable
Card: 300gsm Soft Castillo White, Forestry Stewardship Council certified
Medium: pencil; watercolour

Photos: Neil Spicer Photography, 2016

References
Apomorphine definition: www.google.com/patents/EP2007730A1?cl=en
How apomorphine treats Parkinson’s symptoms: www.parkinsons.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/download/english/fs26_apomorphine_0