Other Names: Ashothu, Angulu, Gelingulu, Gelinotu, Papaver rhoeas, Papaveraceae
Botanical Information: It belongs to the Weasel family. It is an annual or sometimes perennial herbaceous and white milky plant, 20-30 cm tall, with red flowers blooming between May and August.
It is very common in wheat fields and uncultivated areas. Their bodies are upright and hairy. Its leaves are deep, indented and asymmetrical. Its flowers, which bloom from spring to summer and have bright red petals, have black spots under these petals. The flowers are located at the ends of the branches. The sepals are shed during flowering. Its flowers also fall quickly. Its fruits are yellowish-brown in color and have holes, and seeds are scattered from these holes.
Known Composition: Potassium nitrate, mecociannin, mucilage, rhoeadin, narcotoline, protopine, codeine, berberine, poppy and readin acid, reagenin, small amounts of morphine, gum, sugar.
If olive oil is mixed with poppy and applied to burns, it relieves the pain and prevents redness.
It is effective against cough and irritation caused by cough.
It has a softening effect on the chest in cases of flu, bronchitis and colds. It is an expectorant.
If the juice of its flower is added to vinegar and applied to the head, it will relieve headaches.
It relieves uterine stiffness in women by sitting on its water.
Its poultice is beneficial for wounds.
It has a calming effect.
It is effective against insomnia.
When walnut shells are boiled, a dye that turns hair black is obtained.
How to Use: Prepare an infusion by taking 1-2 teaspoons of dried petals and steeping them in four glasses of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. You can drink a glass of this infusion three times a day.