One of the most commonly used nervine herb is Eschscholzia californica, popularly known as California poppy. California poppy monograph published by Health Canada refers to the herb as a natural ingredient to be used as a mild sedative and analgesic (pain reliever).
A recent study carried out in France concluded that there is a complementary effect of California poppy and Hawthorn berry; the study found that anxiety modifies cardiac rhythm which can then be controlled by a good Hawthorn berry source.
Dosage: Adults take 2 capsules 1 to 2 times per day.
Each Capsule Contains:
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)………………………100 mg
(5:1 powder extract QCE: 500 mg)
Hawthorn berry (Crataegus laevigata)………………………………100 mg
QCE= Quantity Crude Equivalent
Non-Active Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium stearate (vegetable source), Gelatin (capsule)
Does not Contain: Dairy, egg, gluten, soy, wheat, corn, yeast, nuts, artificial sweeteners, colours or flavours
Caution: Do not use if you are pregnant. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen, if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia), if you are breastfeeding or if you are taking cardiac glycosides such as digitalis/ digoxin, or blood pressure medication. Consumption with alcohol is not recommended. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or when involved in activities requiring high mental alertness. Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. Keep sealed, store in a cool, dry place at 15–25ºC.