Sometimes, whether it is because of an injury or even an illness, we might need something to help us get through an incredible amount of pain.
While painkillers are commonly used under such circumstances, in no way are they any good for us.
One of the best solutions when it comes to dealing with pain is using wild lettuce, and while this is not as known as it should be, it is most likely growing in your backyard. Wild lettuce has been very famous for a long time in the world of ‘natural remedy’ or ‘alternative treatment’.
You might have come across it as ‘poor man’s Opium’.
Dr. Mercola has written about wild lettuce as follows:
If you’ve suffered anxiety, headaches, or muscle or joint pain, you might already be familiar with wild lettuce. It’s also effective at calming restlessness and reducing anxiety, and may even quell restless legs syndrome.
When using a wild-lettuce supplement, take 30 to 120 milligrams before bed. Wild lettuce has been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of things.
It can work for everything from muscle or joint paint to a mere cough. In the book ‘A Modern Herbal, Volume 2’ it is mentioned how Dr. Collins ‘stated that 23 out of 24 cases of dropsy were cured by taking doses of 18 grains to 3 drachms of extract in 24 hours.’ Many people use it simply as a mean to get rid of insomnia.
With that being said, you should still be careful when ingesting anything. You have to try it out slowly and see what reaction your body has towards it. Don’t just jump right into it.
Painkillers have some pretty nasty side effects and choosing for this natural alternative might be a better way for you to handle pain. Wild lettuce works since it has a numbing effects quite similar to opiates without the effect of addiction.
If you want to add this plant to your diet, find some and take the white milky substance from within. Use this to make a tincture.
There are a lot of things in nature we can benefit from, but things we don’t yet know about.