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Monthly Herbs with Elva - Californian Poppy

Monday, October 28, 2019

Herb Name: Californian Poppy


Botanical name: Eschscholzia californica
 
What ailments would benefit from it:
 
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Nervous bowel, used as a mild sedative and for the relief of painful conditions generated by nerve pain. Neuralgia, Sciatica, Toothache, Tension headaches, Migraines.
Enhancing sleep in children for whooping cough.
Beneficial for relieving pain in children with colic.
 
How does it work in the body:
Analgesic - Reducing pain which may help promote sleep without the dangers of opiates.
Mild sedative – Enhancing sleep.
Hypnotic – induces drowsiness and sleep.
 
Personal thoughts: 
For those who are in pain and experience disturbed sleeping patterns, or needing help with anxiety/depression – emotional stress.
I like the pain relieving effects, without the opiate side effects.
Can use where morphine or codeine would be helpful.
Always speak to your health care professional to advise if this herb is suitable for you.
(Bone,K,2003,2007)



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