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Red poppy, a flower which loves to stand out

It’s one of the ingredients of our herbal teas and it’s the prince of plants. Red and delicate, here’s the story of the red poppy from a botanical perspective.

Let’s review the red poppy and talk about the plant, flower and seeds.

Red poppy: the plant

You can find it immediately: delicate, slight and grassy, the red poppy belongs to Papaveraceae family. Its plant is compact, tender and isn’t more than 80 cm tall. Moreover it’s easily recognizable from its unique flowers.

Red poppy: the flower

After a glorious blossoming, the red poppy petals fall leaving a tiny hairless capsule, the fruit. When dried, this fruit can be used for medicinal products. Red poppy beneficial properties and effects are worth indeed to be fully explored.

According to ancient remedies and natural cures, infusions or decoctions made with red poppy are a real cure-all to some health issues like insomnia and cough.

Plus: in ancient times the red poppy used to be mixed with baby food (in latin “papa” or “pappa”), thus the origin of the name of such a fascinating and worthy flower.

Moreover, the red poppy is recommended to soothe and calm cough thanks to its expectorant beneficial properties. The active principles of this flower help indeed to cough up.

Red poppy: the seeds

Trivia: Mongolian emperor and captain Gengis Khan was known for spreading poppy seeds on battlefields to seal his victories. This eclectic flower and its seeds are generally common in recipes and cooking.

Have you ever used poppy seeds to decorate quiches and pies? Well, from now on try also sprouts, leaves and basal rosettes. You’re about to enter a new world.

If you want to discover all the properties of our Remedium 0 – Morning herbal tea, take a look right here.