You can buy California poppy from the on-line store at www.wyldeabouthealth.com . The California poppy on this website contains the dosage required for effective pain relief. The brand is EnteriPhyte. It is a concentrated extract and not a liquid. You will find the concentrated extract easier to take than taking a relatively large volume of a 70% ethanol-based tincture. The challenge is taking, in a single dose at night, 2 to 3 grams of the dried herb top. It is important to take the California poppy in a single dose to obtain a sufficient amount to block the pain. Taking smaller amounts over time will not help block the pain.
If you buy products from a naturopathic clinic, they can obtain the EnteriPhyte brand for you.
If you buy products from a health food store, ask for the CuraPhyte brand. You can also go to www.curaphyte.com to order the products.
If you buy products from a regular pharmacy, ask for the Vitalis brand. You can find this brand at www.wampole.ca .
If you are being treated by a physician, ask the physician to prescribe Pavosic. This brand is also available through pharmacists; it is sold behind-the-counter in pharmacies.
All the above brands (EnteriPhyte, CuraPhyte, Pavosic, and Vitalis) are based on dried herb top. These are concentrated extracts so a single capsule or tablet will contain the equivalent of between 2 or 3 grams of the dried herb top.
Response by Guy Chamberland M.Sc., Ph.D.