Papaver umbonatum

Papaver umbonatum Boiss.

Papaveraceae (Fumariaceae)

  • Corn Poppy
  • el-bakhita الباختة
  • khushkhash ahmar خشخاش أحمر
  • khushkhash الخشخش
  • shaqa'iq an-nu'man شقائق النعمان
  • shaqiq شقيق
  • פָּרָג אַגָּסִי
  • parag agasi


  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Papaver umbonatum Boiss.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



Decoct seeds & drink x1cup/day until recovery.

Seed B

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Papaver genus has some species which may contain highly toxic alkaloids. Papaver umbonatum has been shown to contain papaverine, morphine, codeine, thebaine & noscapine. Seeds are generally considered to be non toxic.