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California poppy roots.

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A different use of the plant?

Back in March, Darcey wrote about using the roots of California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) in ointments, as a topical antimicrobial.
Any details on that, Darcey? I've trawled the web and can't seem to find anybody else using it for that.

It's starting to flower in my garden now; it's a very pretty plant, and it's been running wild since I scattered some seeds about 5 years ago.

Me, I've just tinctured the whole plant, roots and all, to make a nice calming tincture. But that antimicrobial use is intriguing. Hmm, I wonder if it would help for foot fungi, especially the white spots of foot rot, which are marks of a bacterial infection that's taken advantage of fungus-weakened skin ... I'll give it a try, once a few more are in flower.