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California Poppy is a very stemy plant and usually sold as an herb ( the entire plant ground up ). We process this material and remove a large amount of unwanted materials including stems.
The early Spanish settlers of California were said to be able to navigate their ships by the site of California Poppy’s yellow and orange flowers lighting up the coastal hillsides. Which many believe lead them to give the California Coast the nickname “land of fire,” and California Poppy the “cup of gold,” or “copa de oro” in Spanish.
California Poppy is said to have a history of being used in a diffusion to “possibly” assist in treating various conditions including: insomnia, bed wetting (incontinence), anxiety and nervous tension. Eschscholzia Californica may also help relive some types of pain. More scientific study and research is needed to verify any claims regarding the effects of California Poppy.
Botanical Name: Eschscholzia Californica
Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Also Called: Golden Poppy, California Sunlight and Cup of Gold.
Perennial wildflower with highly-dissected, feathery, blue-green 1-3 in wide leaves that clasp its 1-2 ft stems. Its attractive solitary and long-stalked yellow and orange flowers with four-petals and a dark orange base only open on sunny days.
California Poppy is a wildflower native to, and the official state flower of, California has now naturalized in many parts of the world. It prefers full sun, sandy well-drained soils, and is considered to be drought tolerant.
California Poppy is a poor tasting herb to smoke but a surprisingly mild flavored good tea.
Try starting out with 1gm of California Poppy per 16 oz of water. Boil the leaf in the water for at least 7 minutes, allow it to cool, and strain out the remaining material. If you would like a stronger or weaker tea you can increase/decrease the amount of leaf used and the amount of time it is boiled in small increments.
California Poppy is very poor tasting when burned. However, because it is not necessarily harsh it can be a nice addition to herbal smoking blends.
California Poppy is used in smudging blends and can add a distinct aroma to the smoke.
California Poppy is mainly used by natural health practitioners in diffusions or tea.
This material is meticulously processed and cleaned by hand. Please have a look on our Hand Processing Herbs Page for more information.