Gorgeous Californian poppies are a gentle cousin of the opium poppy but without the habit forming effects.
They are used as a mild sedative and nervous system tonic particularly for those suffering from nervous jitters or anxiety. It is a great tonic for those who wake in the night and can’t get back to sleep and is gentle enough to use for kids.
The Californian poppies on the left are freshly harvested from my garden whilst those on the right were picked and dried yesterday.
These little beauties are an essential ingredient in my sleep easy tea.