Wild Lettuce Herb - Appalachian Mountains Summer 2022 Wild Harvest
Wild Lettuce Herb,
Wild Lettuce Uses - Wild Lettuce Tea, Wild Lettuce Extract, Wild Lettuce Tincture or Wild Lettuce Tonics & Ointments. Fresh Wild Lettuce leaves can be bitter but are edible and can be used in Salads, on sandwiches or cooked as you would other green vegetables such as Spinach.
Wild Lettuce is also known as bitter lettuce and opium lettuce. Native to North America Wild Lettuce contains a number of species producing a white Milky Latex that is used by herbalists around the world. The Herbal Latex can be extracted from the plant and dried or the leaves which also contain the latex can be dried and used in herbal form. Wild Lettuce contains a number of compounds and phytochemicals , most interestingly, lactucarium which seems to have been used for a wide variety of applications, by many cultures for thousands of years.
The information we share on this website is based on research from books, the internet, research papers, and personal experience with native plants. The information contained in this website should not be considered medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. For diagnosis or treatment consult your physician.
As with any food, allergic reactions can also occur with organic herbs. If you are pregnant or breast feeding do not use this herb. Speak with a medical professional if you have any concerns or adverse reactions.