Capsules - California Poppy
The California Poppy has been used traditionally as a remedy for toothaches (the root cut and the juices applied directly), and as a tea for headaches, anxiety, and insomnia. It's a calming plant, and much like valerian in it's effects. This herb is freshly harvested, then quickly processed into a cut and sifted herb for packaging into capsules.
In short, it's a calming plant, but it can take a reasonable amount of the plant to have the desired effects, which is why we offer our California Poppy in this convenient 300mg capsule. We've already done the work for you, making it even easier to enjoy the many pleasurable effects of this poppy plant. A strong decoction (boiled tea) is actually more powerful than the smoke, which is yet another reason why we offer our California Poppy in a capsule. You can get all the benefits of the tea (and the capsules are even more effective when taken alongside a tea made from California Poppy herb) without having to steep lots of the herb.
We've heard reports from several customers who take 2-3 capsules in the evening, and either roll a cigarette from the California Poppy dried herb or a tea to accompany it, for a relaxing experience that eventually helps them drift into a restful sleep, but this is not the only time it can be helpful.
I find it extremely effective when I am stressed, in the middle of the day, without making me sleepy. Since I have instant access to every herbal product offered at the shop, I also have my favorites (which can be found in the STAFF FAVORTIES section of our website), and this happens to be one of them. I find that it can be extremely calming without any drowsiness whatsoever, and, unlike St. John's Wort, which requires one to take it for almost 2 weeks to feel the effects, California Poppy, especially when I take 4 capsules at a time with a tea made from the dried herb, can bejust the thing I need to get me through the rest of my day, while offering a pleasant and mildly "carefree" vibe at the same time.