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Ingredient Name : Papaver somniferum Linn. (Seeds)

Arabic Name : Bazr al-khashkhaash, Nuímaan Abyad

Bengali Name : Postdana, Postbeej

Chinese Name : Ying su qiao

English Name : Poppy Seeds

French Name : Graines de pavot

German Name : Mohnsaat

Gujarati Name : Khaskhas

Hindi Name : Khuskhus, Khashkhash, Postdana

Kannada Name : Khasksi

Kashmiri Name : Kash Kash

Latin name : Papaver somniferum Linn. (Seeds)

Marathi Name : Khaskhas

Persian Name : Tukhme Koknar

Punjabi Name : Khashkhash

Sanskrit Name : Khakhasa, Khasatilah

Urdu Name : Tukhme Khashkhash Safed, Khashkhash Safed

Recommended Dosage: Seeds : 1 to 3 g powder of dried seeds; Oil : 3 to 6 ml for external use.

Contraindication: The seeds have no known warnings or contraindications.

Description

Poppy seeds are anesthetic, aphrodisiac, astringent, constipative, demulcent, hypnotic, nutritive, sedative and stimulant. Useful in cough, asthma, phthisis, insomnia, weakness of liver and kidneys, urinary diseases and chronic diarrhoea. Also useful in menorrhagia, dysmenorrhoea, irritable states of the uterus and metritis. It is a very good tonic and energetic food.

The oil from the seeds removes dryness of the brain and induces sleep. Relieves headaches due to intensity of heat and strengthens the brain.