Poppy Family (Papaveraceae)
California poppy is known for its calming, sedative, and pain relieving effects. In particular, and has similar indications to its relative, opium poppy. However, it is not addictive and is safe for all ages.
California poppy is calming and can help alleviate anxiety, insomnia that results from pain or repetitive thoughts, as well as ADHD and insomnia in children.
Toothache pain; headaches; menstrual pain; intestinal cramping; post-surgical pain; injury pain; sciatica; shingles.
California poppy can help relax blood vessels, calming the heart. This is another way it can impact restlessness that settles in around the heart that may show up as palpitations or high blood pressure stemming from stress (Briggs, n.d.).
Avoid during pregnancy. May enhance the effect of narcotic drugs (Merrick 2021).