Orange Naturals California Poppy, 100ml Tincture
Orange Naturals California Poppy Details
- Mild sedative
- Sleep aid
If you rarely visit la la land, California poppy may be just the ticket. This state flower of California is known not only for its sedative action, but for its ability to relieve nerve pain that can cause insomnia. Our wise elders used it for treating toothaches and a variety of other ailments, including sleep troubles, nervousness and general aches and pains. While it doesn’t contain any actual opium, you may just feel euphoric after the good night’s sleep you’ll have!
California Poppy Today
California poppy is a spectacular flower that is both beautiful and medicinal. It is an annual plant that graces gardens all over the West Coast. Today, California poppy is used primarily for the relief of insomnia, nervous disorders and nerve pain as well as a possible remedy for anxiety, headaches, back pain and restless legs syndrome. While it is a close relative of the opium poppy, California poppy does n’t contain any actual opium. Its therapeutic action is accredited to a different set of alkaloids from those found in opium.
Research into the alkaloids found in California poppy is on-going, but it is thought that one such component, californidine, acts on the central nervous system to promote sleep, while others, including protopine, cryptopine and allocryptopine, appear to enhance certain brain chemicals that inhibit nerve impulses, resulting in a calming effect on the brain, peripheral nerves and muscles. The alkaloids in California poppy produce a milder effect than opiates and are non-addictive, with no disorienting side effects.
Nerve Pain, Anxiety and More…
Scientists are beginning to provide further evidence of California poppy’s beneficial effects. Animal studies have demonstrated that extracts of California poppy possess the ability to relieve peripheral nerve pain as well as anxiety. Like most other herbs, California poppy contains a plethora of compounds that offer a range of benefits. Other alkaloids found in California poppy have been shown in research to be anti-fungal in nature and thus may offer a future alternative to prescription anti-fungal medications, with fewer side effects.
So, relax in the arms of this beautiful flower. While we know it doesn’t contain opium, you may just feel euphoric after the good night’s sleep you’ll have had.
Orange Naturals Tincture Advantages
All Orange Naturals tinctures are made from organic or wild-crafted herbs. During tincture-making, our master herbalists ensure that the magic of every herb is unleashed. The result is a medicinal version of liquid gold. Each tincture is bursting with the healing power of nature. Rapid absorption of a tincture taken orally allows the body to quickly begin working to restore health on every level. The body can absorb up to 98% of the medicinal components of the Orange Naturals herbal tincture since absorption takes place immediately in the mouth. In contrast, herbs taken in capsule or tablet form much first be broken down by the digestive system and thus absorption can be significantly lower.
Adults 18 and over: take 4 ml of Orange Naturals California Poppy, at bedtime.
For best absorption, squirt the tincture under your tongue and hold it there for a few seconds, then swallow. If you want to remove the alcohol, add the dosage to a half cup of freshly boiled water. The alcohol will evaporate off. Let it cool, and add honey or a splash of juice to make a yummy, soothing and sleep inducing drink!
For best results, take California poppy on an empty stomach, which means about 15 minutes before a meal or snack, or at least 1 hour after.
Serving Size: 1 ml
Servings per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Organically grown California poppy herb tops (Eschscholzia californica) in a non-medicinal base of 40% grain alcohol and purified water
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Ingredients: 100% Pure organically grown California poppy herb tops
Allergy Information: n/a
Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant. Please talk to your healthcare practitioner before using california poppy if you are breastfeeding. And always talk to your healthcare practitioner if your symptoms hang on or get worse, or sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks.
It is not a good idea to drink alcohol or other drugs or natural health products with sedating or pain relieving properties while taking this herb. California poppy can certainly cause drowsiness so it is definitely not a good idea to operate heavy machinery, drive a car or get involved in any activities that require mental alertness while taking this herb.