About half of the poppy seed contains healthy essential volatile oils and fatty acids. Linoleic and oleic acid are two worth mentioning. Oleic acid supports lower bad cholesterol and higher good cholesterol, LDL and HDL respectively. Studies show the Mediterranean diet which is loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, decreases the risk of strokes and heart disease in the big picture of health and wellness.
It is used as massage oil.
The intake of teaspoon of poppy seed oil before bed helps to treat sleeplessness.
Poppy seeds provide relief from asthma and symptoms of whooping cough.
It is also used to treat stomach problems such as diarrhea.
It prevents the growth of tumor.