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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.
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.