Poppy Seeds

Poppy Seeds

Scientific Name :

Papaver Somniferum

Medicinal Value :

Poppy seeds are demulcent and used against constipation. Also used as sedative against irritant coughing and sleeplessness.

Nutrient Value :

 B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid

Culinery and Other Values :

Poppy seeds, due to its highly nutritive aspect, finds application in culinary items like making of breads, cakes, cookies, confectionaries, curries and sweets.

Glossary :

  • English : Poppy Seeds
  • Tamil : Kasakassa
  • Malayalam : Kaskas / Kashakasha
  • Telugu : Gasagasaalu / Kasakasa
  • Kannada : Gasagase Beeja / Kasa Kase
  • Hindi : Post Dana / Khuskhus /  Kashash
  • Bengali : Posto /  Kashash / Afing
  • Gujarati : Khaskhas / Khuskhush / Aphim
  • Konkani : Khus-Khus / Koskoso
  • Marathi : Khaskhas / Khus Khus
  • Oriya : Posta / Aphima
  • Punjabi : Khus Khus / Khas / Post
  • Tulu : Gasa-Gase
  • Urudu : Kashkash Sufaid