California Poppy Herbal Remedies
California poppy is a native American remedy that is commonly used in Europe as a relaxant and antispasmodic. Because of its mild sedative and analgesic properties, it may be given safely to children. California poppy is used for anxiety, sleeplessness, stomach cramps, and toothache. Studies in Germany and France have supported the traditional use of California poppy for muscle relaxing, anxiety, and pain relief. It is cooling and can be given to people with nervousness who have excess heat or heat caused by adrenal weakness. It is one of the most reliable and safe relaxing herbs for children and adults and is excellent in formulas with wild oats and St. John's wort for healing addictions. California Poppy has a taste of BITTER, ACRID and a temperature of COOL.
California Poppy Proper Dose
|California Poppy Tincture||2-4 droppersful as needed|
California Poppy Reference Information
|Latin Name||Eschscholzia californica|
|Part Used||Flowering Plant|
|Cautions||Avoid during pregnancy.|
|Botanical Info||A wild annual or perennial of the poppy family, with finely dissected leaves and cup-shaped golden flowers. The plant is native to the pacific states and adjacent Arizona.|
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