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Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum) - Herbal Remedy for Cough

Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum
  • Botanical Name: Papaver Somniferum
  • Family Name: Papaveraceae
  • Other Name: Poppy Seeds, Aphim, Opium Poppy, White Poppy, Posta

Uses of Opium Poppy

  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Toothache

How to Use in Different Diseases?

  • It acts as an expectorant and hence useful for cough, asthma and other bronchitis conditions.
  • An infusion of seeds is useful for ear and tooth ache.
  • The use and dangers of poppy plant derivatives, such as morphine, heroin and codeine, are well known.

Parts Used

Seed

Dose

Infusion - 15ml

Preparations

Infusion

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