Wild Lettuce

Holistic Medicine

Holistic Medicine

DISCLAIMER: Choosing a holistic approach to medicine means choosing personal responsibility for your health care. "The Healing Path" offers an option to use herbal supplements and energy healing to develop and improve health. It is not intended as a substitute for advice from a physician.
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Wild Lettuce

Herbal Tincture Wild Lettuce for Pain Relief

Wild Lettuce is specifically for those suffering from chronic pain such as old injuries that have been addressed but continue to be painful. There’s a bitter, milky white substance in the stem and leaves of wild lettuce that contains two active compounds, lactucopicrin and lactucin, both of which attach to opioid receptors and produce pain relief.This plant is a powerful herbal pain reliever, hence why the plant is often called “opium lettuce.”
The components which provide pain relief are known as lactones. They act on the central nervous system to calm the nerves which cause pain sensations.
Wild lettuce has been extensively studied and repeatedly shown to reduce pain. The name “opium lettuce” is a misnomer though. While the plant will relieve pain, don’t expect the hardcore sedative effects of opium. It is more comparable to a high dosage of ibuprofen.
The good news though is that it will relieve pain without causing the negative effects of opium or NSAIDs. It is  non-addicted and you won't develop a tolerance to it.

Do you have Chronic Pain from a knee injury?

Broken Bones that continue to be painful?

Have you had a Neck Injury that continues to be painful?

Do you get serious Menstrual Cramps or Muscular Pain?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from the pain relief of Wild Lettuce.

Not recommended for those with enlarged prostate or glaucoma.

Side Effects/Alternative Uses for Wild Lettuce

Excellent for Nervous Disorders

Helpful for those with Asthma 

Great for Insomnia

Useful for Migraines

Calms nagging coughs 


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