Prickly Poppy


PRICKLY POPPY (SATYANASHI*)

MEXICAN POPPY


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The bushes of prickly poppy are small and 2 to 4 feet high. Its leaves are long, white, divided into many parts and thick from middle.Introduction:

Prickly poppy is an American herb (Vansapati) which is found all over India. If someone plucks any part of its plant, yellow milk comes out from it which is like gold, so it is called “Swarnakshiri”. Its fruits are round and in cup shape. Its fruit has small and black seeds which are like mustard. Throwing these seeds on burning coils creates a sound. It is called “Bharbhand” in Uttar Pradesh. There are throns all over the plant of prickly poppy.

Name in different languages:

Sanskrit     :       Katuparni, Kaanchakshiri, Pitdugdha, Swarnakshiri

Hindi         :       Syakanta, Bhadbhand, Satyanashi, Pila dhatura, Phirangi Dhatura

Marathi     :       Mil dhatra, Kate dhotra

Gujrati       :       Darudi

Punjabi     :       Satyanashi, Katsi, Bhatkateya, Kariyaie

Bengali     :       Shiyalkanta, Sona khirni

Tamil        :       Kudiyotti, Kushmank

Structure: The bushes of prickly poppy are small and 2 to 4 feet high. Its leaves are long, white, divided into many parts and thick from middle. Its branches are also white. Its flowers are bright yellow. Its fruits are 1 to 1.5 inches long in rectangle shape. Its root is called “Chock”.  

Chemical structure: Prickly poppy contains Protopin and Barberin named alkaline substances. Its seeds have 22 to 26 percent oil which is pungent and tasteless.

Quality:

Prickly poppy ends cough. Milk, leaves’ juice and seeds’ oil of this tree are used to get rid of boils and pimples. Prickly poppy heals the wounds up and gets rid of leprosy. Paste of prickly poppy’s root reduces swelling and alleviates poisoning. Its seeds get rid of pain but sometimes its seeds create vomiting. Its root ends stomach worms. Taking the juice of prickly poppy’s root purifies the blood. Taking its milk reduces swelling.

Useful in different diseases:

1. Asthma and cough: Taking half to one gram powder of prickly poppy’s root mixing with warm water or milk twice a day provides relief in cough and asthma. It also brings the phlegm out. Or taking 4-5 drops yellow milk of prickly poppy with spongy cake (batasa) provides relief.

2. Syphilis: Take the juice of prickly poppy’s panchang with 5 ml milk of prickly poppy thrice a day. Apply its milk on syphilis’ blisters to get desired result.

3. Wound: Apply the milk of prickly poppy on the wounds. Its application heals chronic wounds.

4. Erysipelas: Applying oil of prickly poppy on affected part provides relief in this disease.

5. Ringworms: Apply the juice of prickly poppy’s leaves or its oil on ringworms to get rid of ringworms.

6. Urinary problems: Soak 20 grams panchang of prickly poppy plant in 200 ml water and prepare a decoction by boiling. Drinking this decoction causes excessive urinating and ends burning sensation of the ureter. 

7. Jaundice:

  • Take 10 ml tinospora juice mixing with 8-10 drops oil of prickly poppy twice a day. It is good remedy in jaundice.
  • Taking one gram powder of prickly poppy’s root ends jaundice.

8. Pain: Take 30 drops oil of prickly poppy mixing with one gram dry ginger to get rid of every type of pain.

9. Impotence: Heat 1 gram bark of prickly poppy’s plant and banyan milk together. Prepare tablets equal a gram of this prearation. Taking this tablet with water twice a day ends impotence within 14 days.

10. Stomachache: Taking 3 to 5 milliliters yellow milk of prickly poppy mixing with 10 grams ghee gets rid of stomachache.

11. Purgative: The oil of prickly poppy is purgative. A person evacuates 3-4 times by taking its oil. Sometime a person can evacuates 15-16 times after its use. Its use causes vomiting just after having it but the person does not become the victim of weakness because of vomiting.

12. Eye diseases:

  • Dripping 2 drops juice of prickly poppy’s leaves in the eyes twice a day cures all the diseases of the eye.
  • Mix one drop milk of prickly poppy in 3 drops ghee and apply in the eyes like collyrium. Its use ends the dryness of the eye and blindness.

13. Asthma:

  • Boil 500 ml juice of prickly poppy’s panchang on fire. When it changes into dark paste like rabri then one should mix 60 grams old jiggery (gur) and 20 grams resin in it. Heat this mixture and make tablets of ¼ gram of this paste. Taking one tablet with warm water thrice a day provides relief in asthma.
  • Make a decoction by boiling the juice of prickly poppy’s leaves and mix equal quantity of benzoic acid in it then make tablets equal the gram of this preparation. Taking one tablet thrice a day provides relief in asthma.
  • Taking 4-5 drops oil of prickly poppy with sugar ends asthma.

14. Leprosy:

  • Rub the oil of prickly poppy’s seeds on the body and take 5 to 10 ml juice of prickly poppy’s leaves mixing with 250 ml milk twice a day provides relief in leprosy and disturbance in blood caused by bile.
  • Apply the juice of prickly poppy’s panchang or yellow milk on the skin removes blisters, boils, pimples, chicken pox, itching, burning sensation and diseases caused by warmth. 
  • Mix a little salt in the juice of prickly poppy and take its 5 to 10 ml quantity regularly for a long time. Its use provides relief in leprosy.

15. Ascites:

  • Take 5 to 10 ml juice of prickly poppy’s panchang 3-4 times a day. Its use passes out urine easily and ends ascites.
  • Take 2-3 grams rock salt mixing with 4-5 drops oil of prickly poppy to get rid of ascites.
  • Take 1 to 2 ml milk of prickly poppy with milk of cow and buffalo. Its use provides relief in ascites.

16. Conjunctivitis: Apply of milk of prickly poppy with the help of a surgical probe in the eyes. Its use gets rid of swelling and pain of the eyes.

17. Cramps of the eyes: Apply milk of prickly poppy mxing with ghee in the eyes. Its use gets rid of eye cramps and other diseases of the eye.

18. Inflammed ani: Grind prickly poppy and mix milk or ghee in it. Apply this mixture on the anus ends the burning sensation caused by inflamned ani.

19. Granular trachoma:

  • Apply milk of prickly poppy with the help of a surgical probe (Salaie) in the eyes like collyrium to get relief in this disease.
  • Fill the juice of prickly poppy in a glass pot and put it in the sunshine for a few days. When it turns into dark after drying then prepare tablet of this paste. Grind this tablet properly and add a little butter in it. Apply this preparation in the eyes. The patient of blindness gets rid of this disease.

20. Photophobia: Soak a cotton wad in the milk of prickly poppy and dry it in shadow. This process should be done 16 times then make a wick (Batti) of it. Burn this wick with castor oil with the help of a lamp (Diya) to prepare collyrium. Apply this collyrium in the eyes. Its use enhances eyesight so much that a person never needs specs. Its use provides relief in photophobia.

21. Cataract: Mix milk of prickly poppy with ghee and apply it in the eyes twice or thrice a day. Or dry its milk and store. Mix ghee in this powder and apply in the eyes. Its use enhances eyesight and gets rid of cataract.

22. Mouth blisters: Pluck branch of prickly poppy plant and apply it on the blisters of the mouth. Its use removes the blisters of the mouth.

23. Earache: Pouring the oil of prickly poppy into the ears gets rid of earache. Its use heals ears’ wound up and ends deafness.

24. Stammering and lisping: A person gets rid of stammering and lisping by rubbing the milk of prickly poppy on the tongue.

25. Hemorrhoids: Make the powder by grinding the root of prickly poppy plant, rock salt and seeds of fetid cassia 1 gram each together. Take this powder mixing with whey to get rid of hemorrhoids soon.

26. Swelling of the kidney: A person gets rid of kidney pain by drinking the milk of prickly poppy’s plant.

27. Stone: A person gets rid of stone of the stomach by taking one fourth to one gram milk of prickly poppy regularly. It removes stomach stone.

28. Nasal pimples: Application of yellow milk of prickly poppy mixing with ghee on the nose pimples provides relief.

29. Diseases pertaining to sperm: Take approx half to one gram bark of prickly poppy’s root mixing with milk, it cures all problems associated with sperm.

30. Syphilis:

  • Take 25 grams bark of prickly poppy’s root mixing with butter twice a day. Its use provides relief.
  • Taking 10 ml juice of prickly poppy mixing with milk regularly for about 40 days gets rid of syphilis.

31. Leprosy:

  • Take 30 drops oil of prickly poppy’s seeds mixing with milk twice a day. Its use provides relief in every types of leprosy.
  • Taking 10 ml juice of prickly poppy regularly provides quick relief in leprosy.
  • Taking 25 ml juice of prickly poppy mixing with 10 grams honey gets rid of leprosy.

32. Guineaworms: Pluck a branch of prickly poppy plant and grind it like sauce. Apply it on the guineaworms, it ends guineaworms soon.

33. Malaria: Take 1 to 2 ml milk of prickly poppy mixing with lemon juice twice a day. Its use provides relief.

34. Stye: Mix ghee in the milk of prickly poppy and apply it on stye. Its use provides relief.

35. Germs of the teeth: Burn the seed of prickly poppy and take its smoke into the mouth. Its use destroys the germs of the teeth and toothache disappears.

36. Cough:

  • Cut a soft root of prickly poppy’s plant and dry in shadow. Grind it to prepare the powder. Mix equal quantity of black pepper powder and garlic juice in this powder and dissolve it properly for 3 hours. Thereafter prepare tablets equal to gram of this preparation. Take one tablet with fresh water 3-4 times a day. This tablet can also be sucked during cough. It gets rid of acute cough.
  • Mix 8 year’s old jiggery (gur) in the juice of prickly poppy and make tablets equal to gram of this paste. A person gets rid of cough by taking these tablets regularly. Salt should not be taken during this treatment.

37. Ulcer of the stomach: Take 5 to 10 grams ground root of prickly poppy plant twice a day. Its use heals up the ulcer of the stomach.

38. Constipation:

  • Grind 10 grams bark of prickly poppy’s root and 5 black peppers with water. The use of this preparation gets rid of stomach pain.
  • Mix 1 to 3 ml oil of prickly poppy in water. Drinking this water makes the stomach clean.
  • Take 6 to 10 grams bark of prickly poppy’s root with water. A person evacuates easily by its use.
  • Take 30 drops oil of prickly poppy’s seeds mixing with milk twice a day to break constipation.

39. Injury with gun: Mix ghee in the milk of prickly poppy’s plant. Apply this mixture on the wound caused by shooting. Its application heals the wound up soon.

40. Worms of the stomach: 

  • Take about ½ to 1 gram powder of the bark of prickly poppy’s root to kill intestinal worms.
  • Make fine powder by grinding the root of prickly poppy.  Taking 2 pinches of this powder with water kills stomach worms.

41. Stomachache: Mix 10 grams wet root of prickly poppy plant, 6 grams bark and 10 grams black pepper corns together. Chewing this mixture is useful to get relief in stomachache caused by gas trouble.

42. Eczema:

  • Mix water in the fresh juice of prickly poppy’s plant and extract juice of this mixture with the help of steam. Take 25 ml this juice twice a day to get rid of eczema and other diseases of the skin.
  • Mix water in equal quantity of fresh juice of prickly poppy’s plant and extract juice of this mixture. Take 25 ml of this juice twice a day to get rid of eczema and skin diseases.

43. Itching: Grind the seeds of prickly poppy with water and apply this paste on the skin. Itching disappears by its use.

44. Small pox: Take soft leaves of prickly poppy’s plant with jiggery (gur). A person does not become the victim of small pox and chicken pox after its use.

45. Nail problems: Grind the root of prickly poppy plant and apply it on the nails twice or thrice a day. All problems of the nails disappear by the use of this medicine.

46. Scrofula: Boil the juice of prickly poppy until it thickens. Thereafter prepare tablets equal to pea of this paste and dry them in sunshine. Taking 1-1 tablet twice a day for 3 months regularly ends scrofula by root.

47. Vincent angina: Mix ghee in the milk of prickly poppy and apply it on the affected part. Its use provides relief in this disease.