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Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa) - Herbal Remedy for Nervous Disorders

Wild Lettuce, Lactuca virosa
  • Botanical Name - Lactuca virosa
  • Family Name - Compositae
  • Other Name - Prickly Lettuce, Horse Thistle, Compass Plant, Opium Lettuce, Wild Opium, Great Lettuce, Lactucarium Lettuce, Bitter Lettuce

Uses of Wild Lettuce

  • Insomnia
  • Hysteria
  • Depression
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Urinary conditions
  • Aches
  • Swelling
  • Gout
  • Rheumatism

How to use in Different Diseases?

  • It acts as mild sedative and hence useful for insomnia, restlessness, depression and other nervous disorders.
  • It as an antispasmodic, and hence useful for alleviate cramps, irritating coughs and spasms.
  • The powder is to treat colic and digestive disorders.
  • The whole plant is useful for sprain, muscular pain, Joints pains and menstrual pains etc.
  • It works well as a urinary disorders and swellings.
  • The herb is beneficial for cough, asthma and other respiratory system.

Parts used



Powder - 3 to 6 gm




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