Feather poppy (Macleaya cordata)
The white feather poppy is a perennial herbaceous plant that can reach a height of up to 2.50 metres. The perennial, which is also known as the heart-leaved feather poppy, can sometimes be found in our gardens. However, the plant from the poppy family originates from China and Japan.
The feather poppy is a plant that is rarely used for medicinal purposes in our country. This has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. In addition, feather poppy is said to have a stimulating effect on the function of the gall bladder and pancreas and thus supports the digestive function.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses the poisonous plant to treat Alzheimer’s disease and also attributes to it a calming, pain-relieving and draining effect.
There are considerably more studies than on feather poppy on Canadian bloodroot, which also contains sanguinarine.