There are 20 species of ornamental horned poppy in the world, and 6 species in Turkmenistan. Most of them are medicinal plants. The flowers are light yellow, the center of which is red or reddish, with a black and white stripe. The plant flowers and bears fruit in April-May. Propagated by seeds. Grass and plant seeds serve as raw materials for medicinal purposes. The plant should be collected during the flowering period and dried in the usual way. Seeds should be harvested when they are fully ripe. Horned poppy contains 0.2-0.7% alkaloids (glauvine, glaucine, isoboldine, isocoridine, coridine, protopine, gelidonine, etc.). In Turkmen folk medicine, horned poppy is used to treat dryness of the airways and inflammation of the airways, as well as a bleaching agent, as a detoxifying agent. In Uzbekistan, a tincture made from the upper part of the plant is used as a remedy for children’s sleep and against diabetes, and in Armenia – against coughs. In scientific medicine, horned poppy is used as a cough medicine. Soak a well crushed and dried teaspoon of the plant in a glass of water and boil in a glazed bowl for 10 minutes. The tincture should be strained through gauze and drunk in a teaspoon 3 times a day.