Poppy - Amapola
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Type in Ailment or Herb
These hardy perennial, annual and biennial plants
of eastern Asia, North America and Europe.
They are commonly known as Poppies.
Their foliage is mostly basal; the leaves are coarsely toothed
and grow up to
6 inches long.
Their height ranges from 1 to 4 feet
and they produce pretty single or
double flowers atop long, thin stems.
The flowers have glistening petals and
they grow from 2 to 6 inches across.
They come in all colors except blue.
- P. nudicaule, the Iceland Poppy, comes in yellow, coral and pink.
- The leaves of P. somniferum, the Opium Poppy, are blue-green and
the flowers come in shades of white, pink, red or purple.
- P. alpinum, the Alpine Poppy, are great for the rock garden, as
they only grow about 6 inches high.
- P. rhoeas, the Shirley Poppy, Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, or
comes in scarlet, salmon, pink and white. Picking off the dead
flowers will increase blooming,
but prevents the formation of seed heads
valued for drying.
Amapola - Poppy Graphic
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Properties of Amapola Favored by
Used for Sleeplessness, as an Analgesic,
Dysentery, Diarrhea, Whooping Cough, Asthma and Antipyretic.
Aztec's Methods of Use
sleeplessness, pain reducer, fever reducer, cough and asthma:
a herbal tea using 4 grams of Poppy leaves to 200 grams of water,
15 min., let stand then take a teaspoon once an hour until better.
dysentery and diahrrea:
Take the Poppy plant head cut into 4 pieces,
remove seeds, boil for 5 min.,
1 portion to 1 liter of water, let stand,
strain then, when still warm,
use as a enema.
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This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use
as a substitute for standard medical treatments.
Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently
if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion.
We do not advocate the consumption of reputed medicinal plant products
without prior consultation with your physicianor other natural plant products professional.
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