The term narcotic originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with any sleep-inducing properties. The term usually refers to opiates or opioids, which are called narcotic analgesics.
Narcotic herbs affect mood or behavior. These herbs are used to reduce unbearable pain and usually have sedative effect and induce sleep.
Excessive intake of these herbs may cause:
- Excessive sleep
All herbs should be used with caution. You should consult your healthcare practitioner before using these herbs.