Poppy seeds have several culinary uses and can be ground to paste or used whole, as a spice or a thickener or to garnish. The seeds are a rich source of fibre and have vitamin B and folic acid. They help increase body resistance. The most important benefit of poppy seeds is the prevention of heart disease. The seeds contain linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid required for heart health. The iron and phosphorus in the seeds maintain bone health. The two minerals are essential for maintaining the bones and muscles. Poppy seeds also contain calcium and magnesium that regulate brain activity and aid in the development of neurons. The seeds can also treat sleeplessness. There are so many other benefits these seeds offer.