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Opium poppies
Opium poppy

              Strength   Half life   Dose
                           hours      mg

Carfentanil     30000        7.7       .0003
Ohmefentanil     6300
Dihydroetorphine 4000                  .03
Etorphine        2000                  .006
Sufentanil        750        4.4       .015
Ocfentanil        180                  .06
Fentanyl           75         .04      .1
Oxymorphone         7        8       10
Hydromorphone       5        2.5      1.5    Dilaudid
Heroine             4.5      <.6      2.2    Diamorphine
Methadone           3.5     30       35
Oxycodone           1.5      4        6.7
Morphine            1        2.5     10
Hydrocodone         1        5       10      Vicodin
Codeine              .1      2.8    180
Naproxen             .0072  18     1380
Ibuprofen            .0045   2     2220
Aspirin              .0028   6     3600

Strength data


Poppy

The composition of a typical opium poppy is:

                %    First isolated

Morphine        10       1817          Used to produce heroine
Codeine          2       1832
Thebaine         8                     Used to produce hydrocodone and hydromorphone
Papaverine      14       1848          Not psychoactive
Noscapine        5       1820          Not psychoactive
Other alkaloiods  .1

Opioids

Codein
Hydrocodone
Hydrocodone
Morphine
Morphine
Oxycodone
Oxycodone

Methadone
methadone
Heroine
Heroine
Hydromorphone
Oxymorphone
Oxymorphone

Fentanyl
Fentanyl
Ocfentanil
Sufentanil
Sufentanil
Etorphine
Etorphine

Dihydroetorphine
Carfentanil


Non-opioids

Aspirin
Aspirin
Ibuprofen
Naproxen
Alcohol
Caffeine
Nicotine

Tetrahydrocannabinol
Adrenaline
Noadrenaline
Dopamine
Seratonin


Psychiatric drugs

Alprazolam (Xanax)
Alprazolam
Sertraline (Zoloft)
Sertraline
Fluoxetine (Prozac)
Fluoxetine

Risperidone (Risperdal)
Risperidone
Valbenazine (Ingrezza)
Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
Clonazepam (Klonopin)
Clonazepam

Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
Fluphenazine
Valbenazine (Ingrezza)

                     Prescribe  Depress  Anxiety  OCD  ADD  Bipolar
                     millions

Alprazolam    Xanax      48                 *
Sertraline    Zoloft     41        *        *      *
Citalopram    Celexa     39        *        *
Fluoxetine    Prozac     28        *        *
Lorazepam     Ativan     28                 *
Trazodone     Dresyrel   26        *        *
Escitalopram  Lexapro    25        *        *
Duloxetine    Cymbalta   19        *        *
Bupropion     Wellbutrin 16        *
Venlafaxine   Effexnor   16        *        *
Diazepam      Valium     15                 *
Paroxetine    Paxil      14        *        *
Quetiapine    Seroquel   14        *                           *
Amphetamine              20                              *
Risperidone   Risperdal  12                                    *
Lisdexamfetamine Vyvanse 10                              *
Methylphenidate Concerta  8.8                            *
Aripiprazole  Ambilify    8.7      *                           *
Buspirone     Buspar      8.1               *
Hydroxyzine   Vistaril    8.1               *
Olanzapine    Zyprexa     5.1                                  *
Methylphenidate           5.3                            *
desvenlafaxine Pristiq    3.2      *
Lithium                                                        *
Valbenazine   Ingrezza
Fluphenazine  Prolixin
Clonazepam    Klonopin
Haldol
The columns "depression, anxiety, etc.", indicate what the drug is used to treat.

Data for number of prescriptions for 2013


Cannabidoids

The THC content of marijuana has increased with time due to genetic engineering Ten years ago the typical content was 20% and now it's up to 35%. Plus, pure concentrates have been developed.

Tetrahydrocannabinol  THC    The chief psychoactive molecule
Cannabidiol           CBD    The chief non-psychoactive molecule

Caffeine

                Caffein  Density  Volume
                  mg      mg/oz   mg/oz

Coffee, brewed     163     20.4      8
Mtn. Dew Game Fuel 121      6.0     20
Red Bull            80      9.5      8.5
Espresso            77     51        1.5
Mountain Dew        54      4.5     12
Mello Yello         51      4.2     12
Tea (black)         42      5.2      8
Sunkist             41      3.4     12
Pepsi Cola          38      3.2     12
Arizona iced tea    38      1.9     20
Coca Cola           34      2.8     12
Coffee, decaf        6       .7      8
Sprite               0      0       12
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Spices

Turmeric: curcumin
Cumin: cuminaldehyde
Chili: capsaicin
Mustard: allyl isotyiolcyanate

Bay: myrcene
Garlic and onion: allicin
Clove: eugenol

Raspberry ketone
Tangerine: tangeritin
Lemon: citral
Lemon peel: limonene

Chocolate: theobromine
Smoke: guaiacol
Cardamom: terpineol
Wintergreen: methyl salicylate

Hydrogen   White
Carbon     Black
Nitrogen   Blue
Oxygen     Red
Sulfur     Yellow
        Scoville scale (relative capsaicin content)

Ghost pepper    1000000
Trinidad        1000000      Trinidad moruga scorpion
Naga Morich     1000000
Habanero         250000
Cayenne           40000
Tabasco           40000
Jalapeno           6000
Pimento             400


Molecule        Relative hotness

Rresiniferatoxin   16000
Tinyatoxin          5300
Capsaicin             16         Chili pepper
Nonivamide             9.2       Chili pepper
Shogaol                 .16      Ginger
Piperine                .1       Black pepper
Gingerol                .06      Ginger
Capsiate                .016     Chili pepper
Caraway: carvone
Black tea: theaflavin
Cinnamon: cinnamaldehyde
Citrus: hesperidin
Fruit: quercetin

Mint: menthol
Juniper: pinene
Saffron: picrocrocin
Saffron: safranal
Wine: tannic acid

Black pepper: piperine
Oregano: carvacrol
Sesame: sesamol
Curry leaf: girinimbine
Aloe emodin
Whiskey lactone


Signalling molecules

Alcohol
Caffeine
Tetrahydrocannabinol
Nicotine

Adrenaline
Noadrenaline
Dopamine
Seratonin

Aspirin
Ibuprofen
Hydrocodone
Morphone

Vitamin A (beta carotene)
Vitamin A (retinol)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)


Opium addiction

The brain calculates from the rear forward. The hindbrain (subconscious) is like the foundation of a building and the forebrain (conscious) constitutes the upper stories. If you overemphasize the upper stories and they become disconnected from the foundation then the brain fractures into bifurcation. Opium encourages this bifurcation by making it easier to maintain conscious while neglecting the foundation. Solutions include:

Meditation can help restore the foundations, but you have to know what your doing. Many techniques exist, such as Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, Reiki, Kundalini Yoga, but Shaolin meditation is the most powerful. This is a textbook on the art of Shaolin meditation.

Marijuana has the potential to substitute for opium craving. Marijuana cannot be overdosed where as opium is easily overdosable.


Half life

The half life of a drug should neither be too short nor too long. If it's too short then you can't use it for long-term meditation. If it's too long then there is a risk of overdose. The drug should also not be stronger than morphine. Morphine is strong enough. The opoids with moderate half lives are:

            Strength   Half life   Dose
                         hours      mg

Oxycodone     1.5         4         6.7                                              
Morphine      1           2.5      10                                                
Hydrocodone   1           5        10      Vicodin                                   
Codeine        .1         2.8     180
Vicodin and codeine appear to be the ideal meditation opoids.
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