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Scientific name of Opium poppy: Papaver somniferum
Name of Opium poppy in different languages:-
Malayalam: Karuppu കറുപ്പ്
Plant description of Opium poppy-
Opium poppy - Papaver somniferum is an annual herb, growing about 100cm tall. All parts of the plant are strongly glacious, greyish-green, and the stem and leaves are sparsely covered with hairs. The leaves are grayish green, lobed. The flowers are white to petals deep red; grow up to 120mm diameter. Fruit is a hair-less and rounded. All parts of the plant emit a white latex when get wounded, which contain the opium.
Useful plant parts: Flower capsule’s latex (Opium)
Medicinal uses: relieving severe pain, to prepare morphine or codeine
Chemical content: Alkaloid (Morphine), Sedative
How to prepare medicines:
Opium poppy is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-