Standardized: Wild Lettuce
Scientific: Lactuca virosa
Wild lettuce is more than just lettuce grown in the wild; it a specific species of plant used frequently in herbal medicine. Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) is closely related to dandelion and is believed to have sedative and analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. It is often used as a natural remedy for stress, chronic pain and coughs.
Wild lettuce is used for whooping cough, asthma, urinary tract problems, cough, trouble sleeping (insomnia), restlessness, excitability in children, painful menstrual periods, excessive sex drive in women (nymphomania), muscular or joint pains, poor circulation, swollen genitals in men (priapism), and as an O-pium substitute in cough preparations. Wild lettuce is also said to exhibit potent antimicrobial activity.
Based on wild lettuce properties, practitioners of alternative medicine believe that this botanical herb can prevent or treat the following health conditions:
- Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- Joint pain
- Menstrual pain
- Drinks – tea, juice, coffee…
- Food – baking, cooking…
- Home brewing – beer, cider, kombucha…
- Topical application – apply directly to skin (no open wounds)
- Vaping– mix with flavoured e-juice or PG. Sub ohm devices recommended
Wild lettuce 30X extract, vegetable glycerine.
PRECAUTIONS / WARNING
There are no known overdoses from taking blue lotus, and the plant isn’t toxic. Make sure you speak with your health care professional before you start taking it regularly especially when pregnant, nursing or being treated for a serious health condition. Do not mix with other drugs or alcohol.
DISCLAIMER: Effects are provided as a guide only. Statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. Effects may vary depending on user and application. These products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease.
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