California Poppy

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Common Name California Poppy
Latin Name Eschschlzia california
Family Papaveraceae
Part Used Dried aerial parts
Gathering Time During flowering
Constituents Alkaloids similar to the opium poppy, flavone glycosides
Actions Sedative, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic, anodyne
Common Uses Useful for nervousness, tension and over-excitability. Useful also as a sleep aid specifically for those who wake up do to muscle spasms.
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