Wild Lettuce Leaf (Lactuca virosa)
A herbal food supplement
Wild Lettuce Leaf, Bitter Lettuce
A soothing biennial plant often found in herbal sleep medication.
The loose dried chopped leaf.
100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.
Vegetarians and vegans.
Infusion: 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.
The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.
This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Compositae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. Only use after seeking professional advice during lactation. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Popular for restlessness and insomnia, it also eases dry coughs, muscular rheumatic pain and dysmenorrhea.
Key actions: Anti-spasmodic (relieves involuntary muscle spasm) nerve relaxant, mild analgesic (relieves pain), sedative.
In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat irritable coughs as well as muscular pain, restlessness and insomnia.
If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.
Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.