The Opium Poppy Pod is the most important part of the opium poppy pant, from which the opium (lachryma papaveris) is extracted. The latex obtained from poppy pods contains morphine, codeine, papaverine, thebaine and noscapine. The morphine is converted into heroin, an opiate drug. To obtain the latex the immature seed pods is scratched in the result of which the latex leaks out and dries to a sticky yellowish residue that is later scraped off.
Opium Poppy Pods