Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on November 10, 2012 by Paulina Nelega, RH
The official state flower of California, the wild-growing California Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) is easily recognized by its beautiful, sunny orange flowers.
California Poppy is a gentle sedative that calms and relaxes the nervous system, helping to decrease tension both physically and mentally. It eases anxiety and restlessness and improves the ability to fall asleep faster, as well as promotes a deeper, more restful sleep.
Though related to the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), California Poppy does not contain morphine or other alkaloids of the opium poppy, and is non-habit forming. California Poppy is also beneficial for its mild analgesic (pain-relieving) and antispasmodic properties, especially upon the body’s muscles.
Bring a little sunshine in – with California Poppy! To learn more or to order organic California Poppy extract from Natural Wellbeing, click the photo:
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan