खाखसः - Papaver sommiferum

 

Name - खसतिलः

Botanical name - Papaver sommiferum

Description - Opium consists of the dried inspissated latex from the immature fruits of Papaver somniferum Linn. Of the family Papavaraceae.

Chemical Constituents- It contains about 25 alkaloids the major ones being morphine, codeine, noscapine, papaverine and thebaine. It also contains meconic acid.

Use - It is narcotic and sedative. The drug is mildly sedative, astringent, tonic and aphrodisiac. It is Useful in dysentery and diarrhoea.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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