Herbal natural remedies have been used to treat various illnesses and injuries for millennia. What is more, natural remedies improve the natural healing processes of the body, while commercial painkillers only soothe.
According to scientists, the natural healing ability of the body requires a joined work of organs and tissues. Herbs support this system by addressing underlying issues and avoiding side effects.
One of these effective natural medicinal miracles and one of the most potent painkillers is a wild lettuce or Lactuca virosa. This plant grows throughout North America and England.
This biennial plant might look different in different seasons. It has yellow flowers or mature leaves and it can grow really tall, up to almost 7 feet. What is more, this herbal remedy has powerful sedative and pain-relieving properties.
As a sedative, it can treat insomnia and relax the body, while soothing spasms and anxiety. In addition, it calms the nervous system, and relaxes the muscles, so it is especially useful in the cases of restlessness, coughs and stress-induced indigestion. Plus, it also effectively relieves muscle pain and menstrual cramps.
It provides numbing effects, due to which it is also known as opium lettuce, but it is not addictive or harmful.
How to Use Wild Lettuce
In order to use its medicinal effects, you should use its dry leaves, plucked in July and August.
If you cannot find dry leaves, you can also use supplements.
You should use a 2-4ml tincture about three times a day or 1-2 teaspoons of the dried leaves steeped in boiling water for 10-15 minutes to infuse the nutrients in the water.
Be careful if you apply it directly to the skin, as it might cause an irritation.
That is why you need to do a small patch test before use. You should avoid wild lettuce in the cases of pregnancy, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, allergy to ragweed and similar plants, or if you are preparing for a surgery.
Whenever you can, you should use natural remedies to treat your health issues. Using natural remedies is a safe and effective method to improve your health.
Commercial painkillers lead to numerous side-effects, and are highly addictive. They also lead to an increased risk of overdose.
Furthermore, many drugs, including opioids, are linked to memory loss as they cause brain damage in the struggle to soothe the pain. Furthermore, the prolonged use of painkillers also quadruples the risk of ulcers.