Corn Poppy flower (Rhoeados flos)

Published May 5, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Klatschmohnblüten

Name of Drug

Rhoeados flos, corn poppy flower.

Composition of Drug

Corn poppy flower consists of the dried petals of Papaver rhoeas L. [Fam. Papaveraceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Uses

Corn poppy flower is used for diseases and discomforts of the respiratory tract, for disturbed sleep and as a sedative, and for the relief of pain.

Effectiveness in the conditions indicated has not been established.

Risks

None known.

Evaluation

Since the efficacy of corn poppy flower for its claimed applications is not documented, therapeutic administration cannot be recommended.

There are no concerns regarding the use of this herb as a brightening agent in tea mixtures.