Poppy seeds (scientifically called Papaver somniferum) are widely used in numerous countries, especially in Central Europe, where they are grown and sold in shops. They are used (both in the whole and ground forms) as an ingredient in several dishes.
High levels of cortisol lead to increased stress levels that are a primary problem of insomniacs. Nutritionists recommend foods with sleep-inducing properties to people with insomnia or irregular sleep patterns. Poppy seeds are known for their calming effects on the brain that help alleviate stress levels, and the process will eventually allow you to sleep well.
Poppy Seeds for Mouth Ulcers
The minerals found in the seeds are said to have calming effects on the mouth ulcers. Regular consumption of poppy seeds can reduce stomach burning as well. However, more studies are underway in this regard to find how they impact on mouth ulcers and if poppy seeds can impede their reoccurrence or not.
Increases Energy Levels
Poppy seeds are a powerhouse of good carbohydrates that your body needs to balance energy levels. Regular consumption of the seeds will allow your body to absorb nutrients and to transfer oxygen throughout your body that is necessary to not only maintain energy but to produce it as well. This way, you can prevent problems like chronic fatigue and dizziness.
For Healthy Kidneys
Poppy seeds are a natural and safe option to treat various kidney problems. It is loaded with potassium and is considered diuretic as well. A recent study revealed that Potassium help dissolves kidney stones effectively whereas being diuretic, it will allow proper urination and your body will flush out potential toxins, chemicals, and even excess salts.