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Other Names: Poppy Seed, Poppy Seed Powder, Poppy Seed Oil, Poppy, Afeem, Aphin, Opium Poppy, Garden Poppy, Garden Poppy, White Poppy, Papaver Somniferum
Traditional Usages: Spice, Food, Bladder Stones, Abscess, Acid reflux, Treating Nervous Disorders, Immune Booster, Dandruff, Hair Growth, Insomnia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Aphrodisiac, Chest Complaints, Sedative, Pain Relief, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Catarrh, Hoarseness,
Resources: Czech Republic, Turkey, Spain, Hungary, Germany, Croatia, Palestine, Romania, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Mediterranean Countries, India, Australia, China
Parts Used: Flowers, Seeds, Seed Oil
Research Poppy Seeds: Poppy seeds are the edible nutritious seeds of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). The opium poppy is the source of opium, heroin, morphine and codeine. Although the seeds themselves do not contain opiates, they are frequently contaminated with morphine residue during harvesting. Processing removes much of this residue, but it’s not uncommon for trace amounts to remain. Thus, depending on how many poppy seeds were eaten, their country of origin, and the test used, consumption of poppy seeds can indeed cause a urine drug test to register positive for opiates. (Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica)
Poppy Seed Powder - Herbal remedy for Cholera: Mix one teaspoon of poppy seed powder with three drops of honey and take three times daily.
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