California Poppy – to relax and more

Greetings! I’ve been fascinated lately with using relaxation to strengthen through Essentrics, which also made me think about the many medicinal properties of this beautiful plant, California Poppy, aka Eschscholizia californica L.     In addition to helping us relax, this beautiful plant is also very helpful in assistance with:

  • Circulation, helping to relieve high blood pressure
  • Pain, including headaches, toothaches and menstrual cramps
  • Insomnia, when you want you grandmother to gently rock you to sleep (as opposed to valerian root which is like your brother hitting you over the head with a baseball bat to get you to sleep)
  • Muscle tension

As always, avoid herbs in pills and capsules–enjoy a tea or tincture of this plant instead!