California poppy roots.
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.