bitter, neutral temp
nervine, hypnotic, antispasmodic, anodyne
Being a member of the Poppy family, this herb is a useful sedative, but it is not narcotic or addictive. In fact, California Poppy is quite safe and often used as a calming agent for restless, anxious, and irritable children. It is commonly used in formulas to treat anxiety and sleeplessness, including difficulty both falling and staying asleep. There are reports of it also being useful for tinnitus caused by physical damage such as loud music.
Pregnancy, or use with other sedatives or MAOIs.