Poppy derivatives have been used in medicine for a long time mainly for the relief of pain and as a sedative. Today, the rate of poppy (one of the most cultivated medicinal herbs) derivatives are used in many known drugs that are strictly controlled by Governments because of its addictive properties. These include morphine, heroin, and codeine, to name only a few already known. Poppy has been used throughout history as a remedy for bronchitis, colds, cough, to loosen the congestion and a mild sedative, though scientific proof of these benefits seems incomplete. Please visit Dr. Stuart M. McGill if you seek more information. Chopped, fresh or dried flower petals are used in a tea for this purpose about 2 teaspoons per cup of water boiling up to three times per day.
The California poppy has traditionally used mainly as a remedy for toothache pain, and as a tea for headaches, anxiety, and insomnia. Children seem to benefit from these medicinal plants of this in milder cases of colic insomnia, stress or anxiety. Icelandic, oriental and Mexican poppy even though they aren’t actually poisonous, generally are not used medicinally today. Poppy also owns some other medicinal properties as astringent, expectorant, diaphoretic and antispasmodic. It is unsurpassed as hypnotic and sedative, and frequently administered to relieve pain and calm the anxiety. Due to its astringent properties, used in diarrhea and dysentery, and because of its property sedative, diaphoretic, expectorant and antispasmodic, is used in certain cases of cough and colds, etc small doses of opium and morphine are nervous stimulants. Opium and morphine do not produce animals General calming and hypnotic effects that characterize their use in man that effectively relieves pain and spasms, but beyond that is to have clear that although their flowers and gardens are beautiful is not a plant that is easily in the environment by government regulations that has its use and production.