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How are argemone seeds used as an adulterant ? What are the health hazards of consuming it?

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Argemone seeds are the most common adulterant used in the present days. These seeds are obtained from Argemone maxicans. These seeds are closely resembles with the mustard seeds. Little tail at one end is the difference between the both. Regular consumption of its oil results in the epidemic dropsy. Collection of watery fluid in the tissue of the body mainly causes swelling. Other effects are gastrointestinal disturbance, irregular fever with rashes and many others.

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