The Wild Lettuce herb (Lactuca Virosa) is also known as poison lettuce in the Netherlands. The wild Lettuce herb has an effect that is similar to opium, but milder. Lactucin and lactucopicrin are the psychoactive ingredients in wild lettuce. These substances are not opiates, but have the same narcotic and sedative properties. Wild Lettuce grows naturally in South and Central Europe and Northern Asia.
Effect of the wild lettuce Ground wild Lettuce herbs are used as a soothing and relaxing herbal tea. The effect is similar to that of opium, but milder and without the addictive side effects. Wild Lettuce can also contribute to improved sleep. The herb also relaxes the nerves and provides for a pleasant rest. Wild lettuce relaxes and gives spiritual balance. The herb also has aphrodisiacal properties. It can also help cure a cough or respiratory inflammation.
How to use the wild lettuce Shredded wild lettuce can be used as tea. Place 1 to 2 grams in a cup of boiled water and let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Another method is used to make wild lettuce extract. Soak 1 gram of wild lettuce in warm water (not boiled) for 8 hours. Press and strain all moisture from the wild lettuce. Afterwards put all the dark liquid in a pan and allow the moisture to evaporate as follows: place the pan with the wild lettuce liquid in a large pot of boiling water, you should avoid burning the wild lettuce. Eventually a gummy substance will be developed which can be used as opium.
Warnings about Wild lettuce The dosage of wild lettuce must be carefully handled. Tests with small test animals have shown that even a moderate overdose can be toxic, so be advised!! Not suitable for people under 18. Store in a cool, dry place, out of reach of children.
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