Sanguinarine: Mexican Prickly Poppy, Toothpaste, and Epidemic Dropsy
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Sanguinarine: Mexican Prickly Poppy, Toothpaste, and Epidemic Dropsy

Mexican prickly poppy, Argemone mexicana, is, oddly enough, prickly.  It is native to Mexico and parts of the American Southwest, but has also found homes throughout the world, particularly India.  I’ll get straight to the point: it’s a weed.  I’ve seen them in New Mexico, and it seems to thrive in dry, barren soil in ditches and … Continue reading