(Herbs Wiki) Prickly Poppy

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Prickly Poppy Scientific Names and Common Names,Prickly Poppy Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Prickly Poppy Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Wiki) Prickly Poppy

Contents:

Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Argemone albiflora L. Poppy family

Common Names

Poppy
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Parts Usually Used

Stem juice, seeds, leaves
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Bluish green herb; 2-3 feet tall. If stems or leaves are broken they exude a yellow (or white) juice. Thistle-like leaves and stems with sharp bristles. The white poppy-like flowers with 4-6 petals at least 2 inches wide; May to September.
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Where Found

Found in waste places; scattered. Connecticut to Florida; Texas to Missouri, Illinois.
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Medicinal Properties

Emetic, purgative, demulcent.
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Uses

Seed tea is emetic. Plant infusion used for jaundice, skin ailments, colds, colic, and wounds. Externally used for headaches. Folk remedy for cancers, itching and scabies.
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Warning

The seeds, leaves and stem juice have been used medicinally, but the plant is generally considered poisonous.

This herb contains toxic alkaloids. Seed oil caused glaucoma and edema.

Use under medical supervision.
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Bibliography

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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