Red Poppy Flowers Papaver rhoeas

Papaver rhoeas
Red poppies and cornflowers in a field
  • Common Names
  • Red Poppy Flowers , corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy
  • Botanical Name
  • Papaver rhoeas
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Red Poppy Flowers

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How to Use: Red Poppy Flowers

Red poppies have some traditional medicinal uses as a cough remedy, mild sedative and non-addictive sleep aid, though not nearly as potent as the related opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. These traditional uses have little or no documentation, so do not depend on red poppies as a primary therapeutic agent. Still the dried flowers brighten any herbal tea mixture, and adding them seems to have a soothing effect. 1

Preparation Methods & Dosage :The dried flowers can be taken as a tea, or powdered to put in capsules.

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Red Poppy Flowers Remedies

Red Poppy Flowers Side Effects: None noted, but can show up in toxicology screenings.

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books citedWorks Cited
  1. The Commission E Monographs. Rhoeados flos, Klatschmohnblten (1988)