Avtor: Urška Vrhovšek Predmet: angleščina Mentor: Rebeka Pirnar, prof.
Poppies (one of the most cultivated medicinal herbs in existence) are used in many familiar medications that are strictly controlled by the government because of their addictive properties. These include morphine, heroin, and codeine, to name just a few familiar ones. Historically, OPIUM has been used medicinally mainly for pain relief and sedation, always by eating or smoking the opium. The CORN POPPY has been used through history as a remedy for bronchitis, colds, coughs, to loosen congestion and as a mild sedative. The CALIFORNIA POPPY has been used traditionally mainly as a remedy for toothaches (the root cut and the juices applied directly) and as a tea for headaches, anxiety and insomnia. Poppy seeds and fixed oils can also be narcotic. DICTIONARY -Opium = opij -Sedative = pomirjevalo -Loosen congestion = omiliti zaprtje -Anxiety = tesnoba -Insomnia = nespečnost MEDICAL USES
A legend story about the poppy tells us that a bad witch had transformed a woman into a poppy. From that day on the woman lived on the field with the other poppies and was allowed to visit her family only at night time. One night the woman told her husband that if the next day he will pick her poppy the spell will be broken. In the morning the man went to the field and saw hundreds of poppies there, all looking alike. After looking at each of them, the man knew which one was his wife because that poppy was the only one not wet by the morning dew, since the woman had spent her night at home. When he picked that poppy the spell was broken and they lived happily ever after. LEGEND ABOUT POPPY