Sometimes, whether it is because of an injury or even an illness, we need something to help us get through and deal with the pain. While painkillers are commonly used they are not good for us in any way.
One of the best solutions for dealing with pain is using wild lettuce, while it is not as known as it should be, it is most likely already growing in your backyard. Wild lettuce has been famous for a long time in the ‘natural remedy’ or ‘alternative treatment’ world. It is often referred to as “poor man’s Opium.”
Dr. Mercola has written as follows on wild lettuce:
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 proven to be effective in treating a wide range of things. It can work for everything from muscle or joint pain to whooping cough. In the book A Modern Herbal, Volume 2 it is even 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 as a means to get rid of or help with insomnia as well.
That all being said, of course, you should be careful when ingesting anything. You have to try it out slowly and see how your body reacts to it. Never jump right into things. Painkillers have some pretty terrible side effects and opting for this natural alternative might be a better route for you. Wild lettuce works because it has a numbing effect similar to opiates without the addiction.
If you want to add this plant to your life find some and take the white milky substance from within. Use this to make a tincture as gone over in the video below. There are lots of things in nature we can benefit from if we properly inform ourselves about them.
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