An Introduction to California Poppy Dosage
It is important to note that unlike for medications (for which the standard doses have been well established), there is less information available for determining the best dose for herbal remedies, including California poppy
Reasonable California Poppy Dosing
California poppy is available in several different forms, such as liquid extracts, capsules, or dried form. It is taken by mouth, used in tea, and smoked. There is no standard recommended California poppy dose.
Traditionally, a tea can be made by steeping 2 grams of California poppy in 150 mL (a little less than two cups) of water.
General California Poppy Dosage Information
Some considerations for people taking California poppy include:
- Because the manufacturing of supplements (such as California poppy) is not closely regulated, it is important to choose a trustworthy manufacturer for California poppy supplements. It is a good idea to look for the "USP" symbol, as this means that the supplement has been tested and contains the right ingredients in the right amounts.
- If you have any chronic health problems or take any prescription medications, it is probably a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking California poppy.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or California poppy dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider.