Poppy is species of Opium. And from the plant and pods of poppy. When pod became dry we get seeds from it knowns as poppyseed. its production is governed by government in different countires. It seed can be white, blue, yellow, and black. Indifferent countries the seeds colour from poppy we get differ.
Its botanical name is Papaver somniferum, in west Bengal known as posta, postu, posta dana, khus khus, khas khas, and commonly known as poppyseed, poppy seed.
Poppy seeds has several health benefits, it is used by insomnia patient, those who have difficulty in sleeping,it calms the minds , relax the muscles, it cools the body. Poppyseed paste can be directly applied on joint to get the relif from joint pain. And as it has cool potency so in burn area of skin also it is applied to get instant relief.
Poppy seed is used in medicines, in different dishes, in bakery, as well as in garnishing sweet and other dishes. And in thandai. It is good source of calcium and given to lactating mother. It has rich nutritional value. Now a days poppyseed oil is also been using in many medicinal purpose. Trustherb.com is authentic place to get poppyseed.