Not only is it the state flower of California but also the cousin of the opium poppy.
A bright golden orange flower thats known for having sedative, analgesic, and antispasmodic properties. In fact, it is considered a sub-opiate, as it is a milder version of the red poppy from which we get opium.
When working on the FOCUS blend it call us due to its treatment of behavioral disorders such as ADD, ADHD. It has also been used to improve intellectual capacity, memory and concentration in the elderly by Rudolf Weiss that states that the effect is towards “…establishing equilibrium,” and is not at all narcotic.¹Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. 289; AB Arcanum, Sweden. 1988.
When smoked, sipped or vaped, California Poppy can help treat anxiety issues, insomnia, incontinence, and nervous tension. As a bath, its analgesic and antispasmodic properties makes it helpful in relieving the symptoms of joint, muscle, and nerve pain.
California poppy is well worth using when trying to withdraw from addiction, whether to alcohol, drugs, orthodox drugs or tobacco.²