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christine lawson


Joined: Jun 01, 2011
Posts: 34
Location: West Quebec


    I seem to have a volunteer wild lettuce shooting up rapidly next to my house, right beside a mullein spike, interestingly.
  In the back of my head something says wild lettuce shares respiratory healing aspects of mullein It is also an anodyne, yes?

  I'm having difficulty finding any info on the web, except for offers of dried herb for smoking , and none of my books even touch it.

  Can anyone offer their experiences?

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Here's a link with some info:  http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_wild_lettuce.htm


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christine lawson


Joined: Jun 01, 2011
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Location: West Quebec

Thanks for the link, interesting site.

C.
ronie dee


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Direct flame on the lettuce destroys most of the narcotic usefulness. I think this herb could be very useful for opiate withdrawal
as well as a safer legal alternative to illegal substance abuse.


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christine lawson


Joined: Jun 01, 2011
Posts: 34
Location: West Quebec

  I'd be most inclined to tincture it.

  Since it just "came up", and it is not a plant I've seen anywhere in the wilderness around here, I'm duty-bound to pay attention, for so often what we need comes when we need it.

  I have stress injuries to my lower spine from 12 years at a very physical job, giving me some nasty night-time pain, especially when the weather's damp. Sure would be nice if  the plant coming up under my kitchen window could help me out with that.



   

ronie dee


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I have never made a tincture out of wild lettuce. It is very bitter to the taste so the tincture might be bitter, but may very well help your back. Seems the Lord just sends things to us that we need sometimes.

The milky sap works well on warts. One time I recommended a wild lettuce to Sharon for a wart and a single treatment cured the chronic recurring wart and it never returned.
christine lawson


Joined: Jun 01, 2011
Posts: 34
Location: West Quebec

  Bitter can be good!

  Heh, as to warts, I used to buy my kids warts off them, never failed.

  thanks  c
ronie dee


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Let me know if you try the wild lettuce and how it works for you...

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