Poppy Seeds or khus-khus as they are popularly known are quite a staple in Indian cuisine. They are used in the preparation of curries, sweets, breads, cakes, cookies, pastries and more. They are rich in iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium besides the B complex vitamins. They have great medicinal value and can boost immunity, improve brain function, induce sleep and even improve female fertility.
They boost female fertility.
A good source of insoluble fibre, these aid digestion and prevent constipation.
A paste of poppy seeds with warm milk before bedtime can induce sleep.
Can help cure mouth ulcers.
Helps in the regulation of neurotransmitters and this improves brain function.
Aids the production of collagen that strengthens the bones.
Boosts the immune system.