Botanical name: Escholtzia California Habitat: North America
Plant parts used: whole flowered plant Active ingredients and nutrients: readine (alkaloid found in all Papaveraceae), mucilage, coloring antocianic
Therapeutic properties: The Escholtzia is a plant with natural HYPNOTIC-SEDATIVE action, but it has the advantage of not being addictive. The effects are given by an alkaloid, PROTOPINE, which acts on the body without giving toxicity problems. It helps with falling asleep and avoids nocturnal awakenings. It also works as an anxiolytic, promoting relaxation, reducing stress and nervousness. It also has antispasmodic virtues, useful in case of pain, intestinal spasms and cramps.