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Poppy

Red Poppy (Papaver rhoeas), also commonly known as corn poppy, is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the Papaveraceae family; it generally doesn’t exceed 80 centimeters in height. Its flowers are a purplish-red colour with a black design on the inside. It's very common to find it in both cultivated fields, and in uncultivated areas an altitude of up to 1700 meters. The root "Papa" of the word “Papaver” comes from the Celtic language; it means mush and refers to the ancient practice of mixing red poppy extract into baby food in order to induce sleep. However, the word "rhoeas" is tied to fact that the flower petals fall off quickly. Red poppy extract helps ease airway function, promotes bronchial secretion fluidity, and relieves tension.