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Red Poppy Aerial Part Fluid Extract (French)

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(Code: 3CPE104525)
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Papaver Rhoeas L.




  1. #Properties#

    Properties of red poppy



    Red poppy (Papaver Rhoeas L.), a plant known for the beauty of its red petals when they dot fields and roadsides, has spread from the Middle East. It belongs to the papaveraceae family and contains, as its etymology indicates, rhoeadine and papaverine which are isoquinoline alkaloids. These components, other than tannins, give the red poppy sedative properties as well as a slight hypnotic effect, hence its calming action and its indication for soothing sleep, and fighting against insomnia and anxiety. Long recognised for its sleep inducing properties, red poppy was also recommended as an anti-inflammatory or analgesic for dental pain, ear pain or dysentery.

    The red color of the red poppy flower’s petals is due to the presence of a derivative of cyanidin, an anthocyanin pigment. To this anthocyanin active ingredient is added that of mucilage to form an association with moisturising, emollient and anti-wrinkle properties used in particular in cosmetics. The alkaloid present in the red poppy gives it other medicinal properties: it is a cough suppressant  (or bechic), expectorant and antiseptic that promotes good breathing by calming spasms due to cough (antispasmodic). The red poppy seeds, filled with oil, cause a certain narcotic effect which makes it possible to recommend this plant as a mild anxiolytic.

    Very rich in vitamin C and polyphenols, red poppy petals are also a great source of antioxidants. An ancient flower with a delicate scent, red poppy has aromatic qualities that are back in fashion in savoury and sweet culinary recipes. A soft and aesthetic plant, red poppy is now available in various food products.

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  2. #Species and parts of the plant used#

    Red popy species and parts used


    A commondicotyledonous plant that has established itself in countries with temperateclimates, red poppy is tending to become scarcer due to the intensive use ofherbicides. Indeed, red poppy is an annual messicole plant that grows in wintergrain fields. Its stalk bristling with hairs contains a white sap. Its sizevaries between 20 and 60 cm, its flowers are bright red and produce capsules(conical fruits) from which thousands of brown seeds emerge when ripe. AtNatural Origins, we harvest the flowering tops of the plant. Petals, once dried, turn burgundy colour.

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  3. #Origin and quality#

    Origin and quality of red poppy



    One of our strengths at Natural Origins is to develop a 100% French supply chain and this is the case for our new red poppy reference, which comes from central Anjou. Indeed, as this region is predisposed to crops, we have chosen to create local partnerships with committed farmers. We have thus forged professional and trusting links based on lasting contracts in order to promote working methods and reciprocal involvement. This controlled procedure allows us to guarantee our customers regular batches and optimal quality of our ingredients.

    To obtain a raw material that fully meets our specifications, Natural Origins performs cultivation tests in collaboration with the soil expertise of our partners. To this research and development process is added our global financing of crops, in accordance with our operating policy.

    After selecting the seedlings, the plant petals are transformed into powder in our Lozanne factory, which authenticates our new 100% "Made in France" poppy reference. 

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  4. #Country of origin#

    Country of origin of Natural Origins' red poppy


    100% made in France

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  5. #Harvest period#

    Red poppy's harvest period



    Spring

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  6. #Period of optimal availability at Natural Origins#


    Period of optimal availability of red poppy at Natural Origins


    Early autumn

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