Poppy seeds have magical properties, especially when mixed with black mustard seed, they have the ability to confuse and delay paperwork, especially dealing with court cases. encourages conception, money drawing, love luck, and confounds the adversaries in legal disputes. believed to interfere with the actions of troublemakers.
The ancient Greeks and Romans also widely grew it, mostly for what were thought to be medical virtues at the time. Poppy seeds are still utilized today for Ayurvedic medicine in some parts of India. However, poppy seeds are now primarily consumed in food, mainly for adornment. There are several species of poppy seeds, but white and blue poppy seeds stand out. Some blue poppy cultivars are sufficiently dark to be called “black” as well!
Poppy seeds are utilized for their sedative properties in conventional medicine. The sedative alkaloids, such as morphine, papaverine, and codeine, are present in very minute amounts yet have positive effects on the body, particularly the nervous system. Poppy seed infusion helps relieve stress and dull pain.
Poppy is seen as being feminine in action and is in tune with the moon’s energy as well as the water element. It is appropriate for all Hypnos, Thanatos, Somnus, Nyx, Demeter, Persephone, and rites involving those deities, as well as for offerings to the deceased, especially those who perished in combat. and it is supposed that white poppies appeared on Genghis Khan’s battlefields.
Perhaps because the narcotic derived from the opium poppy can readily cause both sleep and death, red poppies have also long been linked to both. They were delivered as offerings to the deceased by the ancient Greeks and Romans.