California poppy: Eschscholzia californica (Cham.)
Why California poppy? When one thinks of poppies, a slumbering Dorothy in the sprawling poppy fields of Oz and the Wicked Witch of the West cackling: Poppies! Poppies! often come to mind. However, these beautiful flowers are used often in modern herbalism, and are a fantastic in infusions, tinctures, and teas.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic California poppy is organically grown in Croatia. This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Benefits: Because there is not adequate substantive scientific research as defined by the FDA that proves traditional uses, we are not permitted to provide any guidance on how to use this herb. We suggest you do your own research.
PEACEFUL POPPY TEA:
California poppy Eschscholzia californica: ½ teaspoon
Water: 2/3 cup
Directions: When taken orally, a typical dosage is one cup of tea, four times a day. To make the tea, steep ½ a teaspoon of the dried herb in the boiling water for 10-15 minutes, and then strain.