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Poppy Seed
Poppy Seed - (Papaver somniferum)

Ancient Egyptians extracted seeds from the poppy head – before long Arab traders had spread opium to Persia, ancient Khorasan, and India.Today poppy seeds are a well-established commercial crop in many parts of the world especially in Mediterranean countries but also including Turkey, France, India, and East European region. There are multiple drugs that come from the seeds of poppy plants, including codeine and morphine. The poppy extract has strong painkiller properties, known as analgesic properties which reduce pain when taken both topically and orally, including for tooth and nerve pain. Poppy is known to have anti-spasmodic properties. These properties allow the plant to be used by those who are looking to stop involuntary muscle spasms. Poppy extract is also known for its relaxation and sedative properties helping those who take it fall asleep more easily. The relaxation properties are mild, however, and safe doses will not cause individuals to pass out. The mildness of the plant makes it a strong ally for those with ADD and ADHD. Poppy extract has also been used to reduce fevers and improve memory and concentration for older individuals. (

Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Poppy may provide relief for:

• Anxiety
• Insomnia
• Fevers
• Pain
• Spasms
• Memory Loss

Poppy Seed

  • Properties: Analgesic, Anti-spasmodic, sedative Primary nutrients: iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium, B-Complex Vitamins
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