1oz California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) Organic & Kosher USA
size : 1 oz
Also known as Eschscholzia californica, Western Poppy, Poppy, and Gold Poppy. Introduction The California poppy is the state flower of California, a tender perennial plant bearing blue-green leaves and 2 to 4 inch (5 to 10 cm) wide flowers that open in bright sun and close on cloudy days and at night. The California poppy is considered an ancient plant whose origins are not entirely known. Native Americans in California prized them as a source of food and for the oil that could be extracted from the plant. Constituents Alkaloids, principally cryptopine. Parts Used Above-ground parts of the plant, dried. Typical Preparations Most frequently used as a tincture. Also commonly combined with birthwort, night-blooming cereus, kava, lavender, passionflower, St. John’s wort, and/or valerian. Can also be taken as a tea or encapsulated. Precautions Safety not established during pregnancy or nursing or for children under the age of 6. For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.