Medicinal Uses for Wild Lettuce and Wild Lettuce Extract

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Wild lettuce, or lactuca virosa, has long been used for several purposes. The Roman emperor Augustus was said to be treated by it when he became gravely ill, and it helped restore him back to health. During the time of Herodotus, the herb was eaten as a vegetable. Diviners have also used wild lettuce as a type of incense in order to help them get visions. While the past is long gone, wild lettuce remains a good herbal remedy for a variety of illnesses. This article takes a look at some of the medicinal properties of this herb.

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Some of the medicinal uses of wild lettuce include:

How to use wild lettuce

Some manufacturers have produced supplements that contain wild lettuce extract, so you can simply take these if you want to take advantage of the medicinal uses of this herb. Alternatively, you can boil the leaves and drink the extract as tea or take the sap it produces when a leaf is snapped off from the stem and use this as tincture.

It might be a good idea to consult with your doctor before taking anything containing wild lettuce, as the herb can produce mild side effects especially if you take too much of it, or if you use it for a long time. These side effects include psychotropic effects, fatigue, rashes, and even loss of consciousness. It can also make breathing significantly slower and lessen sexual desire. In order to avoid these problems, be sure to talk with your doctor before using wild lettuce as an alternative medicine.

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2 Responses to “Medicinal Uses for Wild Lettuce and Wild Lettuce Extract”

  1. joebaker says:
    July 21st, 2011 at 4:06 am

    well so far it hasn’t been banned anywhere, so i’ll take that as a good sign ;)

  2. melody says:
    July 27th, 2011 at 3:25 am

    well so far it’s a legal way to get a great high… thanks for the info

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