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Discover the Healing Power of Mexican Poppy Plant Species | A Comprehensive Guide to Argemone Mexicana, A. Leiocarpa, A. Mucronata, A. Ochroleuca, and A. Spinosa

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Common name:
Mexican Poppy, Mexican Prickly Poppy, Cardosanto
Regional name:
Marathi - Daruri, Firangi-kote-pavola, Dhotara. Hindi - Shialkanta, Satyanashi, Gujrati - Darudi, Malyalam - Ponnummattu, Tamil - Kutiyotti, Telugu - Brahmadandicettu
Shrubs, Groundcovers, Medicinal Plants
Papaveraceae or Poppy family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Spread or Width:
Less than 50 cms
Plant Form:
Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Attracts bees
  • Animals will not eat
  • Thorny or Spiny
  • Poisonous if eaten

Plant Description:

- It is a prickly, glabrous, branching herb with yellow juice and showy yellow flowers, The Sanskrit name svarnakshiri is given because of the yellow juice (Svarna - Gold; Kshiri - Juice ) In India it is introduced and naturalised and occurs as a wasteland weed in almost every part of India.
- In many parts of the world it is repoorted as a crop weed.
- Leaves are thistlelike.
- Stem clasping, Oblong, sinuately pinnatifid, spinous and viens are white. Flowers are terminal, yellow and of 2.5–5.0 cm diameter.
- Fruits are capsule Flowering time is all round the year in Indian conditions.
- The plants is toxic to animals and cattle avoid grazing this plant.
- The mexican poppy, grows in waste lands and is a perennial herb which grows to a height of about 1 meter.
- The leaves have spines and are sessile or without petioles.
- The flowers are yellow.
- The friut ocnsists of capsule bearing several small spines and seeds which resemble the mustard.
- Used for jaundice.
- Externally used for eye diseases.
- Used for treatment of asthma
- - The root and stem are used to restore normal functions of the body, especially in chronic skin diseases and inflammation of the urinary bladder.
- In asthma the infusion of the seed is used in the dose of 1 teaspoonful for 1 cup of boiling water.

Growing tips:

- PLants are not usually planted in gardens.
- Is quite easy to grow as it does not require any care.