California poppy can give you a restful sleep without the normal side effects such as morning grogginess, nausea, vomiting, or constipation. If combined with other healing herbs such as hawthorn and magnesium salts, it can be used as a treatment for moderate anxiety. Native Americans used it as a mild sedative (they smoked it) and it is free of the normal side effects of tranquilizers.
Latin Name: Eschscholtzia californica
Common Names: Eschscholzia californica, Western Poppy, Poppy, and Gold Poppy.
Above-ground parts of the plant, dried. Whole plant in flower
It has benzodiazepine, neuroleptic, antidepressant, antihistaminic and analgesic properties.
Most frequently used as a tincture. Can also be taken as a tea or capsule.
Topical Uses / Applications:
The pollen is used cosmetically and the seeds are used in cooking.
Alkaloids, principally cryptopine
California Poppy should not be used during pregnancy. May enhance the hypnotic / sedative effects of barbituates / antipsychotics. Do not combine with MAOI drugs.
As a side note, California poppy is often used highway beautification programs because they grow quickly, look attractive, and will endure the harsh conditions by the highway and abuse from automobiles. They are used to control erosion and reducing mudslides in areas where other species cant survive.
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