Ingredients: Kootenay Grown Organic Calendula (Calendula officinalis) and California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) infused in Local Organic & Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
Traditionally used to soothe, calm, and relax the body for the support of restful sleep. This remedy assists in the treatment of insomnia, aches, nervous agitation, and bedwetting in children for nourishing and balanced sleep. Apple cider vinegar and honey provide nutrition and bring the medicines deeper into the tissues. Shake well and use with good intention. Refrigerate after opening to extend shelf life.
Adult Dose: 1-5 dropperfuls as needed with water, up to three times before bed or throughout the night
Children’s Dose (Age 3-12): 5-20 drops as needed with water, up to three times before bed or throughout the night
Plant Medicine Details:
The Calendula & California Poppy that make up this remedy was organically grown at Earth Temple Gardens on Ktunaxa (Kootenay) territory, with loving intention, care, and respect for the land and people. In purchasing this remedy for your health, you are also supporting local organic farmers who feed and nourish not only us, but the land as well.
Calendula’s antispasmodic properties release tension in the body while relaxing and sedating the central nervous system, therefore reducing anxiety and stress. In addition, it regulates the circadian cycle, making for a restful sleep and energized waking.
Traditionally Native Americans used the California Poppy for both food and medicine. Some groups boiled or steamed the plants to be eaten as a green vegetable. Other Indigenous peoples used the California Poppy to treat various illnesses such as toothaches, headaches, sores, to kill lice, and as a sedative for babies (Maunakea Visitor Information Station, 2020). I spent the winter of 2016 as a visitor on Ohlone territory in Santa Cruz, California, where I got to witness these golden beauties on the land and began building a relationship with them. What I had previously learned about in books and built a relationship to in my homelands, was a totally different experience while visiting the plant’s Native territory and being immersed in the energy of the place and people. It was there that I connected to Lakota Star Chiefs and began doing ceremonies with them, while they shared their wisdom and knowledge about their Star Lodges, Sweat Lodges, and Sundances. At that time, the land was experiencing its first big rains after a major drought, with the flooding and rehydration of a thirsty ground, it was a beautiful experience to witness the plants open up and become even more vibrant.
California Poppy is indicated for sleepless, frenetic children and adults. For those whose sleep may be impacted by nervousness and tension. Also when the sleep is not deep enough, accompanied by waking in the night or too early in the morning, as well as when sleep is too deep, for example, children who sleep through the impulse to wake up and go to the bathroom (Wood, 2009).
When working with this remedy one can reflect on the reasons why sleep is an issue. Is there more that can be done for proper sleep hygiene? Avoiding electronics and screens well before bedtime, clearing the sleeping area of any device that is plugged in or active, preparing for rest as a process which may include meditation and gentle stretching, and being aware of how light, sound, and stimulants may be impacting the quality of sleep. Is the child or adult feeling unsafe when going to sleep? Creating a safe environment for emotional expression and working through deeper traumas may be a good starting point for getting to the root of a sleep issue. This remedy may present you with some answers in the dream world, which can lead to deeper healing and a better understanding of what can be done to assist in a good night’s rest.
Caution: Do not use during pregnancy, or while taking a prescription MAO inhibitor.
Best Before: 16/12/2022
Weight & Dimensions: 223g – 13.5cm x 5.5cm x 5cm
Number of Items in Stock: 14
California Poppy. Maunakea Visitor Information Station. (2020). Retrieved January 27, 2022, from http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/natural-history/flora/california-poppy.html
Wood, M. (2008). The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants. North Atlantic Books.