Working with California Poppy
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.
Conditions treated with California Poppy
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.