Wild Lettuce Leaf

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Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea (Loose) 4 oz 514668 $17.82
8 oz 514669 $29.22
Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea 50 tea bags 514671 $29.90
Wild Lettuce Leaf Cream 2 oz 514672 $22.94
Wild Lettuce Leaf - Salve Ointment 2 oz 514673 $27.27
Wild Lettuce Leaf Glycerite Liquid Extract (1:5) 1 oz - No Flavor 523256 $21.20
1 oz - Strawberry 523257 $23.44
1 oz - Vanilla 523258 $23.44
1 oz - Chocolate 523259 $23.44
1 oz - Mint 523260 $23.44
Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea 25 tea bags 514670 $15.76
Wild Lettuce Leaf - 450 mg 100 capsules 514665 $12.58
Wild Lettuce Leaf Powder 4 oz 514666 $18.52
1 oz 514667 $9.18

• A mild sleep aid
• Traditionally used to releive dropsy, cholic, cough, acts as a diuretic and more.


• A mild sleep aid
• Traditionally used to help relieve dropsy, cholic, cough, acts as a diuretic and more.
Wild Lettuce, also known as Lactucarium, Green Endive, and Lettuce Opm., is the precursor to the common forms of cultivated lettuce. Wild Lettuce probably originated in Central Asia, but it is now grown throughout the world. Lettuce was cultivated as a food crop by the Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Chinese. Lettuce was brought to the New World very early; so early in fact, that the Hopi tribe incorporated it into their religious rituals. They smoked the resin of Wild Lettuce Leaf to induce dream states. In spite of this, and the alternate name of "Lettuce Opium," the narcotic effects of Wild Lettuce Leaf are negligible.

Wild Lettuce Leaf is a good source of Vitamin A, fiber, and many other vitamins and nutrients. Health-wise,Wild Lettuce Leaf can be used as a mild sedative, with the added benefit of being easy on the digestive system. It can be used to help support dropsy, colic, and cough, and is also a mild diuretic and diaphoretic. Some people use Wild Lettuce Leaf as a sleep aid.

Wild Lettuce
Lactuca sativa or Lactuca verosa
(Garden Lettuce, Wild Lettuce, Great Prickly Lettuce)

Medicinal Usage

The sedative properties of wild lettuce, which are most potent as the plant goes to seed, have been known since ancient times. Because it had a narcotic effect and helped to induce sleep, calm anxiety and ease pain, the milky sap or latex (the milky fluid found in 10 percent of all flowering plants) contained in the wild lettuce was known as 'poor man's lettuce'. The plant was also used to help support mania, nervous disorders, coughs, respiratory problems, aching muscles and joints, and liver and digestive complaints. Over-dosage may cause poisoning.

Culinary Usage

In medieval times the bitter, loose-leaved variety of lettuce was cooked as a vegetable, and added to stews and soups. (The lettuce commonly used in salads nowadays has had both the bitterness and the health virtues of its wild relative bred out of it.)

Miscellaneous

The ancient Greeks and Romans credited the lettuce with magical properties, believing it to be a protection against drunkenness, and an aphrodisiac. Dioscorides, however, prescribed it to diminish desire, while the Pythagoreans called it 'eunuchs' plant'. In Greek mythology Aphrodite was reputed to have laid the dead body of her beloved Adonis on a bed of lettuce leaves. Pliny mentioned that there were a large variety of lettuce, but that all had a "cooling quality", and "supported the stomach of distaste for food and promoted appetite." He also mentioned that, during the months that they were out of season, the leaves were kept "pickled in honey-vinegar." The botanical name Lactuca is derived from the Latin for milk, a reference to the milky sap in the stems. When dried the latex was used to adulterate opium.
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Heather
ZIN: 514673 - Wild Lettuce Leaf - Salve Ointment  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2019.
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Huamei
ZIN: 523259 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Glycerite Liquid Extract (1:5)  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2019.
  wonderful
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ZIN: 514673 - Wild Lettuce Leaf - Salve Ointment  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2018.
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ZIN: 523256 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Glycerite Liquid Extract (1:5)  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2017.
  Great Value
Annette
ZIN: 523257 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Glycerite Liquid Extract (1:5)  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2017.
  quality product
Michael
ZIN: 514670 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2016.
  Excellent service
RICHARD
ZIN: 514665 - Wild Lettuce Leaf - 450 mg  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2014.
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Robert
ZIN: 514667 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Powder  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2013.
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John
ZIN: 523259 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Glycerite Liquid Extract (1:5)  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2012.
  Great product!
William
ZIN: 514671 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2012.
  Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea

It is a very effective tea to help me sleep better at night.

Judy
ZIN: 514667 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Powder  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2012.
  Judy
Deborah
ZIN: 523260 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Glycerite Liquid Extract (1:5)  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2009.
  great value
John
ZIN: 523256 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Glycerite Liquid Extract (1:5)  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2008.
  satisfied
Rebekah
ZIN: 514670 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2007.
  wonderful
Scott
ZIN: 514669 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea (Loose)  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2005.
  quality product
Keith
ZIN: 514666 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Powder  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2004.
  great service
Melly
ZIN: 523258 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Glycerite Liquid Extract (1:5)  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2004.
  Excellent service
Sabrina
ZIN: 514672 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Cream  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2002.
  Great product!
Teresa
ZIN: 514668 - Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea (Loose)  Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2002.
  Great Value

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