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Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds are also known as Khus Khus in hindi. They are kidney shaped seeds. They add color and crunch to baked dishes. Poppy seeds are rich of oleic & linoleic acids, niacin, folate, calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, vitamin B, phytochemicals and thiamine.

Why should you consume poppy seeds?

  • It treats insomnia effectively as it induces desire of sleeping.

  • As it contains high amounts of fiber therefore, it helps in bowel movements and treats constipation.

  • Due to its expectorant and demulcent properties it provides relief from cough and also treats asthma.

  • The antioxidants found in poppy seeds reduces the amount of free radicals and decreases the level of oxidative stress which causes chronic diseases.

  • It prevents formation of kidney stones. Poppy seeds have oxalates which absorbs the calcium and therefore, prevents the formation of the kidney stones.

  • It has small amounts of nicotine and morphine therefore, it acts as a sedative and calms the nervous irritability.

  • It can be used as a painkiller and so it can cure tooth ache, muscular pain and neuralgic pain.

  • It is good for the skin as it reduces the rashes, itching and burning sensation. It also treats eczema as it has linoleic acid.

  • Calcium found in poppy seeds are good for bones and prevents osteoporosis.

  • Phosphorus helps in the formation of the DNA and provides energy.

  • Iron helps in building proteins, neurotransmitters and also increases the oxygen content of the cells.

  • Zinc supports the structure of the proteins and also helps in developing new cells.