Opium lettuce is the Lactuca
Opium Lettuce Health Uses and Health Benefits
Opium lettuce health benefits come from a milky sap extracted from the plant’s leaves. This milky substance, called lactucarium, is a natural analgesic—a pain-relieving substance. This is where the name “opium” comes from, as opium lettuce can relieve pain similar to opium. Opium lettuce has been used to treat ailments such as whooping coughs, asthma, joint pain and even sleep disorders.1,2
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