Californian poppy leaf | Eschscholzia californica | Organic


Californian poppy is a safe yet effective sedative for those times when sleep seems to allude you. It is also useful for any pains within the nervous system. The alkaloids are the main constituents which pass through the blood brain barrier. It is related botanically to the red opium poppy but the alkaloids are quite different and it is not classified as a narcotic. It is useful for anxiety states and can be taken during the day albeit in a lower dose. Please talk to a medical herbalist before self-prescribing for anxiety. Caifornian poppy is also safe for children and features in our Kids tranquilizer tonic.

Californian poppy features in our popular KO cuppa tea which also contains other relaxant herbs.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

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Dried Californian poppy leaves


Alkaloids – californidine, californine, protopine, allocryptpoine, lauroscholtzine, sanguinarine, chelerythrine, laurotetaine, caryachine, Flavonoids – rutin, quercetin, isorhamnetin


Sedative, Anxioltyic, Analgesic


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. May potentially inhibit CYP3A4 enzyme.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 2-3 times a day. Use a smaller amount for daytime use.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams

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