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Doctor insights on: Dried Poppy Pods

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Just ate poppy seeds, when will i know the baby is ok?

Just ate poppy seeds, when will i know the baby is ok?

See below: I am not sure what you are worried about here. The poppy seeds can make you test positive for narcotics on a drug test (after all same plant as opioid drugs, but this should not cause any problems for the child. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry about my son getting poppy seeds?

Do you think I should worry about my son getting poppy seeds?

No: Poppy seeds contain extremely minute amounts of the opium alkaloids morphine and codeine, which give your bagel a nutty zing and can cause you to fail a drug test (as demonstrated in a famous mythbusters episode). Theoretically if you eat enough of them, you could get high. Unfortunately, it would take "tons" of the seeds to get any euphoria. ...Read more

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Can poppy seeds be used to stimulate sleep?

Can poppy seeds be used to stimulate sleep?

Not a Good Idea: Poppy seeds are opium and very addictive and nobody should use these to induce sleep. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am allergic to poppy seeds?

Avoid poppy seeds: Avoid anything that may have poppy seeds as an ingredient. Reed all labels and ask questions when you go to someones house to eat or to a restaurant. If you are not sure if it has poppy seeds in it do not eat it. ...Read more

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Could I fail my drug test because of eating poppy seeds?

Could I fail my drug test because of eating poppy seeds?

Yes: Poppy seeds contain minute traces of opiates. Both opium and Codeine occur in poppy seeds, albeit in tiny quantities. The sensitivity of drug tests (parts per billion) is such that you can indeed fail a drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel. Apparently the minuscule amounts of opiates in poppy seeds can persist in the blood for about 48 hours. ...Read more

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What is poppy pod tea or poppy pod wash? I heard this could help getting off other opiates?

What is poppy pod tea or poppy pod wash? I heard this could help getting off other opiates?

Poppy pod tea: Poppy Tea is a "drink" made from the crushed pods of the plant Papaver Somniferum. It has psychoactive alkaloids in it like codeine, etc . A uniform "recipe" for this tea doesn't exist. Be aware that some drinkers have OD'd & died from crushing too many pods for their tea. Poppy pod tea is NOT recommended for one wanting to get off opiates b/c of the psychoactive alkaloids in it. ...Read more