Simple Herbal Extracts | California Poppy


California Poppy

Botanical Name

Eschscholzia californica

Part Used

whole plant


Not for use in pregnancy. May potentiate barbituates. *

Traditional Information*

California Poppy is a common West coast wildflower. It is a useful sedative, anxiolytic, and antispasmodic indicated for insomnia, nervous headache, adult ADHD,  muscle pain and sleeplessness due to pain and anxiety. It can also be helpful in formulas for gallbladder or intestinal pain, and spasmodic coughs.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.