Throughout the West, this lovely flower blankets the earth with a vivid carpet of bright orange flowers, drawing in bees in search of pollen, as well as humans looking for healing.
Milder than its narcotic relatives, California Poppy shares their calming and relaxing properties, and this is its main use in herbalism. Its mildness makes it useful for pain, anxiety, and insomnia in even the most sensitive beings, such as children, but its gentleness does not mean it is ineffective.
Our California Poppy Spiritualized Essence has a spectrum of calming and painkilling effects, depending on dose. Small amounts create a pleasant relaxed lightness which could be useful as a daily tonic for stressful lives, or on an as-needed basis such as during the holidays or travel. In higher doses, the painkilling effects become more pronounced, along with a stronger feeling of sedation and relaxation.
It’s an herb that, in Spagyric form, really lends itself to fine-tuning via dose, with just one drop being perfect for mild jitters or nervousness, while two drops can clear out a headache or stronger anxiety, and three to five drops will knock out more severe pain and send you off to bed.