Medicinal Uses

Poppy seeds come from the opium poppy plant (Papaver Somniferum), which is one of the world’s oldest known medicines. The therapeutic use of the opium poppy predates recorded history making its benefits and side effects fairly well known and understood.

Poppy seeds fall in the opioid drug class, which is any chemical that resembles morphine or other opiates in its pharmacological effects. Opioids work by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in the central and peripheral nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. The receptors in these organ systems mediate the beneficial effects, the psychoactive effects, and the side effects of opioids.

Poppy Seed Wash is fast acting, typically bringing relief within thirty minutes to an hour for the following conditions:

Pain Relief

Poppy Seed Wash suppress your perception of pain and calm your emotional response to pain by reducing the number of pain signals sent by the nervous system and the brain's reaction to those pain signals.

It is important to remember that opioids only suppress pain. They don't do anything to to heal the actual source of the pain. A medical evaluation is recommended to determine the underlying source of pain. Physical activity, staying hydrated and eating natural foods will also help

Opioid Rotation

If you are already taking opioid medication for chronic pain, it is likely that your tolerance is slowly increasing making the drug less effective and requiring you to take more of it. Opioid rotation refers to a switch from one opioid to another in an effort to improve outcomes.

There are several cycling strategies, but one could be taking a single day break from your regular opioid medication and using a bottle of Poppy Seed Wash for that days pain. The next day you take a break from Poppy Seed Wash and return to your original opioid. It will be stronger or you can use less of it for the same effects. Tolerance will still continue to build for both medications, but at a much slower pace with rotation.

Sleep Aid

The opioids relax and sedate the body making it easy to get comfortable and fall asleep.

The latin botanical name “Papaver Somniferum” means the “sleep bringing poppy.”

Anxiety Relief / Sedative

Poppy Seed Wash relieves anxiety by slowing down the central nervous system and has a relaxing and calming effect on the mind and body. Because it works quickly, it can be effective during a panic attack or another overwhelming anxiety episode.

Although it can be effective, it shouldn’t be thought of as a cure. It can provide temporary relief, but it doesn’t treat the underlying cause of the anxiety disorder. Therapy and self-help strategies should be considered as well.