OK thanks. Also it's biennial, has any1 got any info on which year it's most potent? I'm guessing the second year when it's in flower.i found it to have a nice calming effect both smoked and used in a tea, more so in a tea as smoking the leaf itself is kinda harsh on the lungs, although they say it is the dried sap that you wanna smoke. I didn't have sap just the leaf that i purchased. I think it would work good for relaxation, not sure if it is enough for chronic insomnia but it is well worth the try. Please let us know if you do try and the effects.
I've been thinking of growing this stuff too, well it's a declared weed here lol i was thinking of using it for my insomnia (chronic!) Does any1 have any info/experience?
In the spring or the young plants ready to grow for next summer are less bitter more edile
The flowering ones I find you can break the stem anywhere even taking one leaf off you can collect the sap easily it drips real good....wait for a day or 2 without rain to collect less watery sap....or to dry the leaves easier
Lettuce isnt a very good pain reliever but if you eat fresh even garden lettuce it will bump your nutrition and help a tiny bit ....better food you put in the better we get out of our body ;)