Published May 5, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Rhoeados flos, corn poppy flower.
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.
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.