Wild Lettuce | Lactuca virosa

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Wild Lettuce

£3.50 50g           

Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa)

Wild lettuce herb (Lactuca virosa)

Wild lettuce herb (Lactuca virosa)

0.5 - 4g as a tea up to three times per day.

Use with caution during breasfeeding, seek advice from a herbalist.

Some individuals are sensitive or allergic to the compositae family. 


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Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa)

Wild Lettuce consists of the dried leaves of Lactuca virosa L., Asteraceae.

Main Actions

  • mild sedative
  • antitussive

Main Indications

  • disorders of sleep
  • restlessness and nervous excitability
  • irritable cough
  • rheumatic pains

Pharmacology

The sedative effect of Wild Lettuce has been attributed to lactucopicrin and lactucin, although no recent pharmacological data is available.


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