Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Narcotine, an alkaloid which occurs together with morphine (q.v.) in the seeds of Papaveraceae, i.e. the poppy group of plants. It is hence found in opium, from which source it may be extracted. It forms white, glistening crystals, which melt at 176°. Its constitution has been the subject of much recent chemical research, but as yet is hardly definitely established.

“Christ was like us in our nature, but not in our blemishes; he had our flesh, but without the least stain of imperfection; he had the likeness of sinful flesh, but there was not any sin in him.”
–Stephen Charnock, Discourses on Christ Crucified