The California poppy is the beloved flower of the state of California and is known to cover vast swaths of land in brilliant orange during the spring and summer seasons. Considered an ancient plant whose origins are not entirely known, California poppy is also called California sunlight or cup of gold. While the flower does grow wild throughout western North America, it is also found in many gardens. Thriving in full sunlight, this drought resistant plant is a favorite of many modern-day herbalists for its healthful properties.
Eschscholzia californica is a tender perennial plant highlighted by 2 to 4 inch wide flowers that open in bright sun and close on cloudy days and at night. A member of the Papaveraceae family, California poppy has blue-green leaves that are divided into lobed segments and bears solitary four petaled, yellow-orange flowers on long stems. Native to the western United States and Mexico, the plant is considered an annual in colder climates and a perennial in temperate climates.
California poppy has a long history of use amongst Native American healing traditions and was eventually adopted into American folk herbalism as well. Indigenous tribes of California prized the plant as a source of food and for the oil that could be extracted from the plant. Additionally, various tribes would use the entire plant both internally and externally for their wellness supporting properties. In American folk herbalism, California poppy was used as a gentle nervine and for its calming effects.
Our California poppy tincture is made with fresh, organic plant material by our team of extract experts in Eugene, Oregon. Slightly bitter in taste, this extract can be taken in water or juice. We really enjoy blending the California poppy extract with other calming herbs such as kava kava extract, passionflower extract, St. John’s wort extract, and valerian extract to create a personalized blend. It even makes a wonderful addition to a cup of warm chamomile tea, 21st century tea, evening repose tea, or peace tea.
Ingredients Organic grain alcohol, distilled water, and fresh organic California poppy aerial portions.
Packaging & Shipping • 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper. • 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper. • 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.
Please note:All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.
Precautions Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.