California poppy is traditionally used to help calm anxiety and to relieve both mental and physical tension. It is often reported to have the remarkable ability to make you forget or lose interest in what you're stressed about.
It is and was a beloved ally to western-dwelling Indigenous peoples for long before there was a United States.
This incredible plant also functions as a relaxing sedative and is conventionally used for insomnia related to nervous system imbalances like repetitive thoughts or a lack of calm.
California poppy is also connected to the heart — the nervous heart in particular — due to its complex array of alkaloids that are hypotensive in nature.
It has been used to gently relax blood vessels and breathes a sense of serenity into the heart.
This effect harmonizes restlessness that settles in around the heart such as nervous palpitations or hypertension resulting from anxiety and stress.
California poppy can be used for pain that gets in the way of sleep or nerve associated pain like sciatica and shingles. It has also been used in formulas for toothaches, teething in children, menstrual cramping with sharp pains, and intestinal discomfort.
The California poppy contains a variety of plant compounds, including alkaloids. These compounds act on GABA receptors, which are distributed throughout your central nervous system.
GABA receptors respond to the neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), which inhibits neuron firing. It’s one of the main neurotransmitters responsible for sleep regulation.
And...we are thrilled to say that we now have California poppy available in tincture form. ♡
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