The Prickly poppy or Mexican poppy is an American plant .Its Latin name is Argemone Mexicana. It generally grows on the wastelands. If you break any part of the plant, a sap comes out which is golden yellow in colour.The fruits of this plant are prickly, oblong, and capsular. They contain many small mustard-like seeds inside.
The paste of roots is anti inflammatory. The roots and seeds are known to have laxative properties. The juice of the root purifies the blood . For reducing fever, the milk and roots are extremely helpful.
Medicinal Uses of Prickly Poppy
Mix three drops of clarified butter with one drop of its milk. Apply this mixture on the eyes to be relieved from glaucoma, dry eyes, and blindness.
In respiratory illness, take 1 gram of the powder of roots in the morning and evening. It helps in bringing the cough out.
Take 3-4 ml of its yellow milk with 10gm of clarified butter to get relief from abdominal inflammation .
In leprosy, if its juice is taken with a little salt for a long time, good results are seen. Drinking 5-10 ml of juice each day is beneficial.
For ringworm and shingles, applying the juice of its leaves or its oil has a soothing effect.
For pain, take 30 drops of its oil with 1gm of dry ginger, pain will be reduced.
For sores, apply its milk on sores which do not heal easily. It will cure even old and damaged sores.