Papaver somniferum L. 

Family : Papaveraceae

Local name : Aaphu-goch, Kani-goch (As.)

Annual erect herb; leaves oblong, irregularly toothed and lobed; lobes dentate; flowers large, white, pink or reddish-purple; capsules stalked, globose, oblong; seeds white, minute.

Distribution : Occasionally cultivated in gardens for its beautiful flowers.

Uses : Latex used in amoebic dysentery.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam