Poppy Capsules
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Title: Poppy Capsules
Additional Names: Poppy heads
Literature References: Fully grown, dried capsules of Papaver somniferum L., Papaveraceae. Habit. Europe, Asia. Constit. Capsules: 0.15-0.5% morphine and small amounts of other opium alkaloids. Seed: Fixed oil (poppy oil), albuminoids.
Use: For preparing emulsions¾only the white seeds should be used. Seeds are chiefly used for making the oil, and in baking; the bluish-black variety is generally used in the US for baking.

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