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Lactuca virosa / Wild Lettuce Leaf Tincture

Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Wild Lettuce Leaf to 4 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 75% water and 25% sugar beet derived ethanol.
Lactuca virosa / Wild Lettuce Leaf Tincture is available for purchase in increments of 0.25 litres (l)

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Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Wild Lettuce Leaf to 4 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 75% water and 25% sugar beet derived ethanol.

Lactuca virosa is a plant in the Lactuca (lettuce) genus, ingested often for its mild analgesic and sedative effects which are similar to those of ibuprofen. It is related to common lettuce (L. sativa), and is often called wild lettuce, bitter lettuce, laitue vireuse, opium lettuce, poisonous lettuce, tall lettuce, great lettuce or rakutu-karyumu-so.

Lactuca virosa is widespread across much of central and southern Europe. It can be found locally in the south east and east of England. In the rest of Great Britain it is very rare, and in Ireland it is absent. It is also found in the Punjab Region of Pakistan India and Australia where it grows in the wild.

In North America, it has been documented as introduced in California, Alabama, Iowa, and Washington, DC, and grows wild in other parts of the continent

Lactuca virosa is biennial, similar to prickly lettuce Lactuca serriola but taller.

 

Medicinal Action and Uses

Analgesic - It’s Analgesic and sedative effects make it useful in the treatment of muscular arthritis.

Nervine - It is also used to calm restlessness and anxiety.

Sedative - Wild lettuce is a valuable remedy for insomnia due to its sedative effects.  

 

Packaging

Product is supplied in amber PET bottles with tamper evident screw tops.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Wild Lettuce Leaf Tincture
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom

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