Dr. Oz has been using the Doctor Oz show to really tackle the problems that Americans face every day. On March 22nd, 2012 Dr. Oz discussed prescription drug abuses in the US for weight loss drugs and pain. California Poppy extract was mentioned and discussed by Dr. Oz & his guest, Alternative Medicine Expert Bryce Wylde from Toronto, Canada.
The prescription drugs that the California Poppy seed solution is supposed to help you replace are ones like Oxycodone, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Percocet and Vicodent. Dr. Oz says all the other pain relieving drugs do is mask the symptoms and don’t offer any solutions.
After the alternative medicine expert and Dr. Oz discussed the potential abuses of pain medications they talked about the solution of purchasing California Poppy extract in a dropper form. They suggested that you take 3/4 a teaspoon of the extract before you go to bed. Taking the extract before bed should help you fall to sleep easier and relax as the natural California Poppy solution kicks in.
The way the California Poppy works is by being an analgesic for musculoskeletal pain and it communicates to the brain and tells the opiate receptors to tell your body there is no pain. The extract is affordable and available at vitamin shop retailers and other natural remedy stores. Doctors don’t typically offer this product because there isn’t much profit in offering it to patients.
The actual plant is native to the United States and is the official state flower of California. The history of this plant is listed on Wikipedia. “Eschscholzia californica was the first named member of the genus Eschscholzia, which was named by the German botanist Adelbert von Chamisso after the Baltic German botanist Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, his friend and colleague on Otto von Kotzebue’s scientific expedition to California and the greater Pacific in mid-1810s aboard the Russian ship Rurik.”