Corn Poppy,Field Poppy,Flanders Poppy, Corn Rose,Flores Rhoeados,Headache,Common Red Poppy,
P.Dubium L.,P. hybridum,P.Argemone.
A traditional use of the red petals for dye has been made since the 15th c.P.Dubium L. is used medicinally as is, P.rhoea :It is a cultivar in Flanders and in germany. Foliage was once used as a vegetable, and the syrup prepared from the petals was used in soups and hot cereals.Its principal constituent is its red colouring matter, of the fresh petals:Rhoeadic and papaveric acids.
Pigments comprising the anthocyanins,mecocyanin,cyanidol mucilage,traces of the crystalline alkaloids, rhoeadin,rhoeagenine,rhoearubine,mildly narcotic, some controversy over possible morphine content.
Sedative, anti-spasmodic,diaphoretic,for colic,anxiety,t9nsillitis,bronchitis,irritable coughs, coulour in: medicine and wine, culinary oil for cooking.
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