Corn poppy flower petals contain chemicals that can cause sleepiness. They can also have antioxidant effects. The petals also contain minerals, including potassium, zinc, copper, and iron.
People use corn poppy for cough, insomnia, pain, withdrawal from heroin, morphine, and other opioid drugs, and other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse corn poppy with poppy seed or California poppy. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for CORN POPPY overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Children: The FRESH leaves and blossoms of corn poppy are possibly unsafe when taken by mouth in children. They might cause side effects such as vomiting and stomach pain. There isn't enough reliable information to know if DRIED corn poppy flowers are safe for children.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with CORN POPPY
Corn poppy might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking corn poppy with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Be cautious with this combination
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