50 seeds CORN POPPY (Papaver rhoeas)
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Corn Poppy or Papaver rhoeas is an annual and dicotyledonous plant of the family Papaveraceae.
He is from Europe and North Africa.
Its wonderful flowers are red in color and last all summer.
Like the opium poppy, it has relaxing properties due to the alkaloids it contains.
Its seeds are round, small and light brown in color.
They resemble those of savory or lemon balm they are found in the pods of the plant.
In herbal medicine, we use dried petals, which are most often herbal teas.
Its soothing properties are felt on the adult, but especially on young children.
By its emollient and sedative properties, it is a calming agent for coughs and irritation of the throat.
It is then used in the form of lozenges to suck.
Its leaves or dried petals are also used to soothe the body.
However the use is not widespread.
Sowing corn poppy seeds:
Sow the seeds directly by sprinkling the seeds directly onto the substrate if it is in the ground or in a large pot 15 to 20 cm in diameter.
It is advisable to germinate the seeds in April.
Then, gently water with a hand-held sprayer and let it grow quietly.
Germination usually begins after 3 to 4 weeks.
Do not consume without medical advice.
Ornamental plant, ethnobotanical and medicinal.
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