|BOTANICAL NAME||PAPAVER SOMNIFERUM|
|SANSKRIT:||Ahiphena, Chosa, Kasabijam, Nagaphena, and Ullasata.|
|ENGLISH||Opium poppy, Gear, Maw seed, Scag, Smack|
|HINDI||Afin, Kashkash, Doda, Afim.|
|KANNADA||Biligasgase, Gasagase, Khasakhasi.|
|TAMIL||Kasakasam Posttakkai, Vellai postakay, Abini|
|MARATHI||Aphu, Afeem, Khaskhas|
hough Opium plantation is distributed worldwide it is available adequately in Mediterranean region, and most of the areas in India, it is cultivated under government control.
|DOSE:||30 – 125 mg.|
As extracts of opium contains many important chemicals that are having addictive chemicals such as Morphine, Codeine, Thebaine, Narcotine, Narceine, Xanthaline, Codamine, Meconin,
|QUALITY (GUNA)||Laghu, Ruksha, Suksham, Vayvayi, Vikashi.|
|TASTE (RASA)||Tikt, Kashaya.|
Analgesic property of Ahiphena is used for vata hara medicinal preparations.
As it has Ecitement stimulating properties, it can be used for swapna vikaras or sleep disorders.