Red poppy tea is are a common home remedy in Europe for coughs. Not nearly as strong as its cousin Papaver somniferum,the opium poppy, red poppies are mild enough for use in children. Flavor with honey to soothe the throat.
Looking for something you can read offline? Join our mailing list and get a free copy of Methods for Using Herbs. This free handbook includes instructions on how to make basic herbal preparations at home. It covers making herbal teas, herb infused oils and balms, tinctures, and more.