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Health Benefits of Lettuce Opium

Health Benefits of Lettuce Opium

Lettuce Opium or as scientists call it ‘Lactucarium’ is a compound derived from the dried out latex of lettuce plant. One of the most known sources of lettuce opium is the wild lettuce which is known to be found in certain regions of Africa. However this compound is also collected from other types of lettuce such as the garden lettuce or other member of the Astraea family. This compound has similar smell as well as properties as that found in opium and hence has an opium name attached to it. Some of the medicinal benefits of this herb are known to be mentioned under.

Primary Use of this Herb

This herb has been known since the ancient times to cure issues such as enlarged genitals and is also known to cure numerous respiratory issues.

Chemical and Nutrient Content in Lettuce Opium

  • Lactucopicrin
  • Lactucin

Health Benefits of Lettuce Opium

  1. Helps in curing respiratory issues

    A tincture prepared using this compound has been found to be effective in treating numerous sorts of respiratory issues. It is an effective cure against diseases such as bronchitis and cold.

  2. Is known to contain anti-septic properties

    This herb has been known to be effective in treatment of numerous wounds and injuries. It is known to have anti-septic qualities and hence allows for speedier recovery.

  3. Is useful for lactating mothers

    This herb has been found to increase the levels of milk produced by women and is also known to improve the taste of same.

  4. Is known to lower body temperature

    Seeds and flowers contained in this herb are known to be helpful in treatment of inflammatory issues such as fevers and jaundice.

  5. Is used as a sedative

    This herb since ancient times was known to have sedative properties and is known to be effective in treatment of sleeping disorders such as insomnia.

How to Use

  • The compound is combines with numerous medications for treatment of several health issues.

Caution

No sort of side effects are known.

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