I have heard/read good things about Lactuca Virosa (wild lettuce or opium lettuce) for several ailments. In my case for the pain i live with on a daily bases. It is supposed to work better then the common NSAIDs like ibuprophen, which i take a ton daily. I am NOT going to live with this pain any longer, i am tired. Last year is up there as one of the worst years of my life, i dont want to repeat in 2017. Has anyone tried this herb/plant and did it help in any way for pain? I see it helps with depression also as with pain there is always underlying depression. This plant can be smoked or infused in a tea or i guess you can make tinctures with it. Here is a brief description for those unfamiliar..
Lactuca Virosa, also known commonly as Wild Lettuce or Opium Lettuce is an herb which has a long history of use by both the Ancient Egyptians as well as the Hopi tribe of North America. It is used commonly as a sleep aid, for stress reduction, to calm tense nerves or to help ease anxieties, though it was used more esoterically in ritual smoking by the Hopi. In modern time it is commonly drank in a tea or smoked in an herbal cigarette for one of the aforementioned qualities or for recreational value.
Wild lettuce is often referred to as Opium Lettuce. The reason being, the effects are said to be of a similar nature, however, this plant contains no opiate chemicals. Lactucin and Lactucopicrin are the active chemicals within this plant.
anyway, i ordered 2 ounces of it to give it a try.. cost was $7 - $28lb
Edited by wharfrat, 04 January 2017 - 07:00 PM.