Californian Poppy, Organically grown Eschscholzia california 100g

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Californian poppy   (Eschscholzia california ) is organically grown in Italy

Cautions   please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.

No therapeutic claim   is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 


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Eschscholzia californica has no is among those natural herbs that should be avoided by pregnant and nursing women. Even organic herbs should not be given to young children except under the advice and guidance of a qualified herbalist or naturopathic doctor.

N ervine, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic, anodyne.   Californian Poppy has the reputation of being a non-addictive alternative to the Opium Poppy, though it is less powerful. It has been used as a sedative and hypnotic for children, where there is over-excitability and sleeplessness. It can be used wherever an anti-spasmodic remedy is required.

California Poppy Herb, or eschscholzia californica, consists of the parts of the plant that grow above the ground, i.e., the leaves, stems and petals.
A perennial native to the interior valleys of southern Oregon and California and ranging into the deserts of Nevada and Arizona, bulk California Poppy Herb has been used for several thousands of years by the Yokut and Pima Indians as a mild sedative. 

While eschscholzia californica is a close relative of the opium poppy of south central Asia and the Middle East, the alkaloid compounds are far weaker; therefore, it would take an exceptionally large dose to produce any effect beyond mild relaxation. California Poppy Herb is most often used in combination with other herbs and plant extracts, usually medicinal herbs such as hawthorne, lavender, valerian & st john's wort.


Eschscholzia californica has been subject to clinical trials. The results indicate that when combined with magnesium salts and herbs such as hawthorne, California Poppy Herb are safe, natural alternatives to prescription sedatives.