Wild lettuce is known as “opium lettuce,” but it actually does not contain any opiates. Instead, its primary chemical is lactucarium, a mild pain reliever similar to ibuprofen. As a tincture, tea or in capsule form, the leaf may promote pain relief, and it is commonly used to treat migraines and menstrual cramps. The herb is believed to be a sedative and is commonly blended in teas for those suffering from insomnia or anxiety. Fortunately, the herb does not disrupt the digestive system (unlike opium).
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