Poppy plant belongs to the family of poppy. In European countries, poppy grown for oil production  Poppy flower
   medicines, perfumes, and Asian - Turkey, Iran, India, Afghanistan, China, Central Asia and Asia Minor from the opium poppy receive.

Benefits poppy

The poppy seeds found fat - about 50%, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B4, B6, B9, C, E, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium, selenium, manganese, iron , copper, and zinc.

The flowers of the plants and their petals found glycosides, alkaloids, vitamin C, acacia, organic acids, anthocyanins, flavanoids, oil.

Benefits poppy for pharmacy is that, based on allocation of poppy capsules codeine, morphine and papaverine produces painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic agents, which are used for the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcer disease, high blood pressure, heart attack, angina, renal and hepatic colic, to relieve post-operative pain and pain associated with cancer and other serious diseases.

Of those morphine and codeine produced and drugs, in connection with which poppy cultivation is controlled by the state.

Calorie poppy is 520 calories - 100 grams of seed.

Application poppy in folk medicine

Informal medicine mainly uses recipes with poppy pounded with honey or water.

Rubbed with honey poppy seeds are used to treat liver diseases and so-called "poppy milk" (water and poppy) is effective for pneumonia and hemorrhoids. Milk Drink 125 ml 3-4 times a day.

Boiled water poppy seeds with regular use improves digestion, decoction of the roots of the poppy used for migraines, sciatica (sciatica), a decoction of poppy petals are used to improve sleep, treat bronchitis, catarrh of the stomach.

For the treatment of gastric diseases can use a decoction of powder prepared from dried poppy petals. If such a powder to make honey water or milk, you get a tool to help with the mental fatigue, insomnia.

As an external, the pain relieving agent, you can use a poultice of leaves or poppy heads. Insect bites juice helps derived from the poppy heads.

Leaves poppy also help deduce warts and treat painful joints - they are applied to the sore spot.

The main benefit of poppy for medicine home - is, of course, to get rid of insomnia. Also pharmaceuticals and the above recipe makes such extract: poppy seeds (5-10 gr.) Pour boiling water (200 ml), cooled, filtered. Drink agent can 50 ml overnight. Permission is granted to mix the infusion with honey.

To restore the sleep you can take and just pounded with honey, poppy seeds.

By the way, it is important to know that the narcotic properties of mature poppy seeds do not have - they have a very widespread effects. Precautions should be taken only to the juice, which is released from  Boxes poppy

High calorie poppy seeds it should take into account those who are dieting.


It is undesirable to use self-cultivation in a home infusions and decoctions or finished medicines. Treating drug-based poppy should exercise caution and take them only after consultation with the attending physician.

In particular, the particularly harmful products based on poppy can cause the elderly, those suffering from alcoholism, children up to two years, patients with asthma, emphysema, anoxemia, breathing problems, liver diseases.

Abuse decoction prepared from immature poppy heads, adversely affects the nervous system, can cause dependence.