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Eschscholzia Californica California Poppy Seeds
Packet of 100+ home grown organic seeds!
This pretty little fella is very well known all around the world for a number of different reasons.
The seeds, leaves and flowers are used as a food crop, mostly as a garnish, and the Native American Indians used them for food, makeup and medicine.
They also made resinous extracts from the sap and roots which were smoked recreational and medicinally in a similar way to modern opium, but with a much much milder effect.
They used the root juice applied to toothache and a poultice for skin lesions and ulcers.
The dried powdered leaves is effective at killing and removing headlice and a thick whole plant tea is said to make hair grow darker, thicker and shinier.
These days it is used to treat pretty much whatever ails you.
Insomnia, aches and pains, irritability, depression, neurasthenia, blood circulation problems, bed-wetting in children, sensitivity to weather changes, bladder and liver disorders, ADD, ADHD etc etc etc.
It is also said to improve cognitive capacity, improve mental health, and provide relief from mental imbalance.
Animals studies show it acts as a mild analgesic and the main active ingredient is a benzodiazepine, which effects the GABA receptor relieving pain.
It is the Official state flower of California since 1903, and UK studies ranked it one of the highest pollen producing flowers making it great for bees.
As a bonus the they are not wind-pollinated meaning they pose little to no hayfever allergy risk.
To me it’s just another pretty flower and a bitter pot herb, but I do really like it and reckon you guys will too.
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!