Eschscholtzia californica - Fam. Papaveraceae
Plant originary from North America, cultivated for a long time in Europe as an ornamental plant. The drug is composed of the aerial parts gathered during blossoming season.
The California poppy’s main usage concerns insomnia and anxiety. Besides its sedative effect on the central nervous system it presents an antispasmodic activity on the smooth musculature of the gastrointestinal system.