POPPY SEEDS/OPIUM POPPY(Papaver Somniferum)
Poppy seeds are great for many things from pleasure to aiding with insomnia. Firstly we'll discuss its magical properties, then well go to its medical properties.
Magical Properties: Poppy seeds have been used to aid in fertility(eaten), Carry the seeds or dried seed-pod as a prosperity charm. Use for rituals involving Hypnos, Thanatos, Somnus, Nyx, Demeter, Persephone and for offerings to the dead, particularly those who died in battle. Poppies are considered useful in spells for fertility, agriculture, abundance, love, sleep, money, luck and invisibility. I often eat them by the handfuls.
Poppy seeds can also be used in hexes/curses. They can be used to create confusion and delay paperwork, especially if combined with black mustard seed and used to stuff a poppet or dressing a candle used in sympathetic magic, or carry it on your person.
Medicinal: Poppy seed/Opium Poppy. Opium is a dangerous and addictive poison in which several important drugs are obtained from, including morphine(named after Morpheus the God of sleep) and codeine. Leaves of the California Poppy were used medicinally by local Native American tribes. It has a sedative effect.
When it comes to Poppy seed tea be cautious it is if i remember correctly, illegal. The high concentration can cause an opiate overdose. If you do consume the seeds make sure that you don't not have to take a urine test.