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California poppy herb

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Also known as

Eschscholzia californica, Golden poppy                        

Introduction
The California poppy is the state flower of California and is considered an ancient plant whose origins are not entirely known. Native Americans in California prized them as a source of food and medicine. Tea made from the plant has a sedative, analgesic, and anxiolytic action. The effect is far milder than that of the opium poppy.


Constituents
cryptopine, protopine, californine, escholtzine, N-methyllaurotetanine, caryachine, O-methylcaryachine, chelirubine, macarpine, sanguinarine, Benzophenanthridine alkaloids, and carotenoids

Harvest Data
Origin: USA
Certified organic
cut/sift leaves

Use
Tea made from the plant has a calming, pain relieving, and centering effect. It is recommended to be brewed in amounts ranging from 2-8 grams with additional herbs. Green tea & Sassafras are both recommended.

Summary
Research performed on California poppy shows that it possesses general sedative & analgesic activity and has a number of pharmacological actions such as inhibiting enzyme MAO type B, slowing the conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine, & reducing the activity of the alpha 2 adrenergic receptor. These actions combined help lift mood, reduce pain, lessen anxieties, relax muscles, & cultivate energy levels throughout the entire body & soul.


Disclaimer
The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For education and research purposes only. Customers must be over 18 years of age to purchase anything from this site. Research all items before using.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 27 March, 2012.

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