Corn Poppy flower (Rhoeados flos)

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


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.


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.


None known.


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.