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Helps Acute Anxiety - With a Pleasant Taste
Catnip & California Poppy
Citation:   Amplexus. "Helps Acute Anxiety - With a Pleasant Taste: An Experience with Catnip & California Poppy (exp86600)". Apr 11, 2018.

2 Tbsp oral Catnip (tea)
    oral Poppies - California (tea)
I made a tea/infusion. What I used:
2 heaping tbs dried, store-bought catnip.
Stems, leaves, flowers, and seed pods of 4 california poppy plants (mid-grow season), approx. 13 inches long (includes about 8 - 10 seed pods and 5 -10 flowers.) Cut coarsely.

Chamomile and spearmint to taste, honey to taste.

2 cups near-boiling water, 1 cup room temp water. Remove water from heat just prior to boiling. Wait a couple of minutes and add room temp water. The water should be hot after this, but not enough to singe the plant material. Add plant matter. Steep 10 minutes. Strain into a cup, add honey.

I drank the tea over the course of an hour with intermittent bites of the plant material. (I am a big girl, so I drink all of it.) The taste fairly pleasant.

I am an avid cannabis user, but due to the job search, I have had to find another means of coping with my anxiety problems naturally. (To clarify, I have not used cannabis in 8 weeks, so the effects of the tea are 100% from the poppy/catnip blend).

This tea is relaxing with no side effects. The high is extremely mild. I felt the catnip hit immediately. It's soothing. I am not sleepy, but I am relaxed. This tea is stronger than the xanax I have been taking for my anxiety for years, without the side effects. The california poppy hits about 15 minutes in. I am glued to my seat. It is a very mild narcotic sensation. All in all, an easy and painless, way to spend a sunny day. Anxiety free.

Funny side note - I have two cats. They go crazy when I make this stuff. Their antics make the experience that much more enjoyable.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 86600
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 29
Published: Apr 11, 2018Views: 2,047
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Poppies - California (279), Catnip (68) : Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), Combinations (3), Alone (16)

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