- What other names is Wild Lettuce known by?
- What is Wild Lettuce?
- How does Wild Lettuce work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Wild Lettuce.
Wild lettuce is used for whooping cough, asthma, urinary tract problems, cough, trouble sleeping (insomnia), restlessness, excitability in children, painful menstrual periods, excessive sex drive in women (nymphomania), muscular or joint pains, poor circulation, swollen genitals in men (priapism), and as an opium substitute in cough preparations.
The seed oil is used for "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis) and as a substitute for wheat germ oil.
Some people apply wild lettuce latex directly to the skin to kill germs.
Some people inhale wild lettuce for a recreational "high" or hallucinogenic effect.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Whooping cough.
- Urinary tract problems.
- "Hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis).
- Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
- Painful menstrual periods.
- Sexual disorders.
- Muscle and joint pain.
- Killing germs, when the latex is applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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