leaves were used medicinally by Native Americans
, and the pollen
was used cosmetically
. The seeds are used in cooking.
Extract from the California poppy acts as a mild sedative when smoked. The effect is far milder than that of opium
, which contains a different class of alkaloids. Smoking California poppy extract is claimed not to be addictive.[citation needed
of California poppy can be used to treat nervousness
and, with larger dosage, insomnia
exert from http://www.answers.com/topic/california-poppy
CALIFORNIA POPPY (Eschscholtzia californica)
Material: leaves, flowers, and capsules of common wildflower
Usage: Materials are dried and smoked.
Effects: Very mild marijuana
from smoking lasting 20-30
minutes. Concentrated extract of plant may be more potent when
ingested or smoked.
Contraindictions: No apparent side-effects. Not habit-forming.
Appears to be innefective when used again within
exert taken from http://www.textfiles.com/drugs/lglhigh.txt