California Poppy

Certified Organic & Kosher Certified

  • OG
  • K
  • Eschscholzia californica
  • Origin: USA
California Poppy

SKU
c_p4

Common Name

Standardized: california poppy

Botanical Name

Eschscholzia californica Cham.
Plant Family: Papaveraceae

Overview

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.

Parts Used

Aerial portion (leaf, stem, and some flower).

Typical Preparations

Most frequently used as a tincture or infusion. Commonly combined with birthwort, night-blooming cereus, kava, lavender, passionflower, St. John's wort, and/or valerian.

Precautions

Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.