People have utilized wild lettuce as a narcotic and painkiller for centuries. This plant is like thorn and dandelion; however it has strong properties which can replace painkillers.
To be specific, it has been utilized as an opium substitution since the nineteenth century, when it was known as “poor man’s opium.”
Indeed, even these days, the refined water from this plant is utilized as a gentle narcotic in France. Additionally, the Hopi Indians smoked its sap to prompt a mellow euphoric dream state.
The plant has a resinous smooth sap, which contains pain calming sedatives, known as lactucarium. These sedatives are gathered and dried, and their fundamental mixes incorporate lactupicrin, lactucin and lactucopicrin.
These have powerful pain relieving properties and prompt the same of significantly more serious impacts the ones of ibuprofen in mice. Examines have demonstrated that lactucin and lactucopicrin have narcotic action.Iranian specialists have found that opium lettuce was a prevalent painkiller and narcotic before the Victorian time frame.
In the paper of the Institute for the History of Science, distributed under the title Lettuce, Lactuca sp. as a Medicinal Plant in Polish Publications of the nineteenth Century, it is composed that:
“The activity of the substance was weaker than that of opium however free of the reactions, and restorative practice demonstrated that now and again lactucarium created preferable remedial impacts over opium”.
The wild lettuce is likewise helpful for cough, and it additionally alleviates the side effects of a whooping cough (pertussis).
Here are some other medical advantages of this plant:
Asthma – This was its underlying use. It successfully cures the asthma side effects.
Uneasiness –Its narcotic properties are greatly useful on account of nervousness.
Headaches – It decreases the recurrence and seriousness of headache cerebral pains
Agony and Tension – Its sedative properties relieve pain and lessen the tension.
Rest and Insomnia – It helps to treat sleeping disorder.
THIS IS THE MANNER BY WHICH TO UTILIZE IT:
Sliced the plant to get the thick smooth sap
Set up a tincture by including the sap in some liquor. You can likewise include blossoming tops and new leaves rather than the sap.
Get the tea ready by drying it. You can mix around 1.5 grams of opium lettuce sap. The tea has a sweet flavor.
You can smoke 0.25 grams of it in a pipe, and higher measurements may prompt unfavorable impacts.