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Overview Information

Corn poppy is an herb. People use the dried flower to make medicine.

Corn poppy is used for breathing problems, cough, disturbed sleep, and pain.

In foods, corn poppy is an ingredient in some “metabolic” teas.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information available to know how corn poppy works.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Breathing problems.
  • Disturbed sleep.
  • Pain.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of corn poppy for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Dried corn poppy flowers are POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults to take by mouth as a medicine.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Children: The FRESH leaves and blossoms are POSSIBLY UNSAFE for use in children. They might cause side effects such as vomiting and stomach pain when eaten.

There isn’t enough information to know if DRIED corn poppy flowers are safe for children to use. It’s best to avoid use.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking corn poppy flowers if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.



We currently have no information for CORN POPPY Interactions.



The appropriate dose of corn poppy depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for corn poppy. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


  • AWE, W. and WINKLER, W. [Alkaloids of corn poppy.]. Arch Pharm Ber.Dtsch.Pharm Ges 1957;290/62(8-9):367-376. View abstract.
  • El Masry, S., El Ghazooly, M. G., Omar, A. A., Khafagy, S. M., and Phillipson, J. D. Alkaloids from Egyptian Papaver rhoeas. Planta Med 1981;41(1):61-64. View abstract.
  • El, S. N. and Karakaya, S. Radical scavenging and iron-chelating activities of some greens used as traditional dishes in Mediterranean diet. Int J Food Sci Nutr 2004;55(1):67-74. View abstract.
  • Franchi, G. G., Franchi, G., Corti, P., and Pompella, A. Microspectrophotometric evaluation of digestibility of pollen grains. Plant Foods Hum.Nutr 1997;50(2):115-126. View abstract.
  • Gamboa, P. M., Jauregui, I., Urrutia, I., Gonzalez, G., Barturen, P., and Antepara, I. Allergic contact urticaria from poppy flowers (Papaver rhoeas). Contact Dermatitis 1997;37(3):140-141. View abstract.
  • Gurbuz, I., Ustun, O., Yesilada, E., Sezik, E., and Kutsal, O. Anti-ulcerogenic activity of some plants used as folk remedy in Turkey. J Ethnopharmacol 2003;88(1):93-97. View abstract.
  • Hillenbrand, M., Zapp, J., and Becker, H. Depsides from the petals of Papaver rhoeas. Planta Med. 2004;70(4):380-382. View abstract.
  • Pfeifer, S. [On the occurrence of glaudine in opium and Papaver rhoeas L.]. Pharmazie 1965;20(4):240. View abstract.
  • Pourmotabbed, A., Rostamian, B., Manouchehri, G., Pirzadeh-Jahromi, G., Sahraei, H., Ghoshooni, H., Zardooz, H., and Kamalnegad, M. Effects of Papaver rhoeas extract on the expression and development of morphine-dependence in mice. J Ethnopharmacol 2004;95(2-3):431-435. View abstract.
  • Sahraei, H., Faghih-Monzavi, Z., Fatemi, S. M., Pashaei-Rad, S., Salimi, S. H., and Kamalinejad, M. Effects of Papaver rhoeas extract on the acquisition and expression of morphine-induced behavioral sensitization in mice. Phytother Res 2006;20(9):737-741. View abstract.
  • Sahraei, H., Fatemi, S. M., Pashaei-Rad, S., Faghih-Monzavi, Z., Salimi, S. H., and Kamalinegad, M. Effects of Papaver rhoeas extract on the acquisition and expression of morphine-induced conditioned place preference in mice. J Ethnopharmacol 2-20-2006;103(3):420-424. View abstract.
  • Schaffer, S., Schmitt-Schillig, S., Muller, W. E., and Eckert, G. P. Antioxidant properties of Mediterranean food plant extracts: geographical differences. J Physiol Pharmacol 2005;56 Suppl 1:115-124. View abstract.
  • Soulimani, R., Younos, C., Jarmouni-Idrissi, S., Bousta, D., Khalouki, F., and Laila, A. Behavioral and pharmaco-toxicological study of Papaver rhoeas L. in mice. J Ethnopharmacol 3-3-2001;74(3):265-274. View abstract.
  • WINKLER, W. and AWE, W. [On the structure of rhoeadine isomers isolated from Papaver rhoeas.]. Arch Pharm 1961;294/66:301-306. View abstract.

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