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Wild Lettuce / Lactuca virosa


Family:

Compositae/Asteraceae

Genus:

Lactuca

Species:

virosa

Folk / Common Names:

Poison Lettuce, Acrid Lettuce, Lettuce Opium, Sleepwort

Actions:

Anodyne, analgesic, diuretic, expectorant , galactagogue, hypnotic, laxative, sedative, sudorific , toxic

Part(s) Used:

Leaf

Constituents:

Lactucin, lactucic acid, lactucerin (lactucon ), wax, mannite, albumen, acids

Uses:

Majikal Uses:

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