- What other names is Corn Poppy known by?
- What is Corn Poppy?
- How does Corn Poppy work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Corn Poppy.
Corn poppy is an herb. People use the dried flower to make medicine.
Corn poppy is used for breathing problems, cough, disturbed sleep, and pain.
In foods, corn poppy is an ingredient in some "metabolic" teas.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Children: The FRESH leaves and blossoms are POSSIBLY UNSAFE for use in children. They might cause side effects such as vomiting and stomach pain when eaten.
There isn't enough information to know if DRIED corn poppy flowers are safe for children to use. It's best to avoid use.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking corn poppy flowers if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Corn poppy leaf extract might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking corn poppy leaf extract along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011