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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
This herb has hypnotic effects similar to those of opium poppy much are much milder and non-addictive. It will regulate sleeping patterns and aid with pains, neuralgias, migraines, stress, nervous bowel, depression, anxiety and hyperactivity in children. 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.
Antidepressive, Antiinflammatory, Analgesic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Hypnotic, Nervine, Sedative, Vulnerary
Kava, Skullcap, Valerian
High doses may cause nausea and a residual hangover effect.
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.Pharmacy: Infusion: 1 tsp/cup, infuse 10 min, 1 cup at bedtime to aid with sleep. Tincture: (1:2. 45%), 3-6ml QD.