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How have wild lettuce remedies been used?
Wild Lettuce For Pain
People have been coexisting with plants for millions of years. Long before medicine, people were eating plants and taking note of which ones were useful for nutrition, medicine, or even for poison. Sometimes a plant could be all three of these things, depending on its preparation and consumption.
Wild Lettuce for Sleep
In 1909, Beatrix Potter published The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. The story begins with the following words: It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is "soporific." I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit. They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!
Wild Lettuce For Stress
We've already seen in these short blurbs why wild lettuce is used as a pain remedy and natural sleep aid. The main compound at work is called lactucin, and its derivative lactucopicrin. They act upon the system responsible for stress and inflammation in the body.
Wild Lettuce Extract
We offer a variety of wild lettuce extracts and remedies. For a long time we haven't offered a regular tincture because there were plenty of companies doing that. We've preferred to stick with the old school apothecary medicinal preparations. But now it has become important for use to finally offer a suitable extract.