Similar To Opium The Best Natural Painkiller That Grows In Your Backyard

People have used wild lettuce as a sedative and painkiller for millennia. This plant is similar to thistle and dandelion, but it has potent properties which can replace synthetic painkillers.

Similar To Opium The Best Natural Painkiller That Grows In Your Backyard

Namely, it has been used as an opium replacement since the 19th century, when it was known as “poor man’s opium.”

Even nowadays, the distilled water from this plant is used as a mild sedative in France. Also, the Hopi Indians smoked its sap to induce a mild euphoric dream state.

The plant has a resinous milky sap, which contains pain-relieving opiates, known as lactucarium. These opiates are collected and dried, and their main compounds include lactupicrin, lactucin and lactucopicrin.

All of these have potent analgesic properties and lead to the same of even more intense effects the ones of ibuprofen in mice. Studies have shown that lactucin and lactucopicrin have sedative activity in measurements of spontaneous movements of the mice.

Iranian researchers have found that opium lettuce was a popular painkiller and sedative before the Victorian period.

In the paper of the Institute for the History of Science, published under the title Lettuce, Lactuca sp. as a Medicinal Plant in Polish Publications of the 19th Century, it is written that:

“The action of the substance was weaker than that of opium but free of the side-effects, and medical practice showed that in some cases lactucarium produced better curative effects than opium”.

The wild lettuce is also beneficial in the case of a cough, and it also soothes the symptoms of a whooping cough (pertussis).

Here are some other health benefits of this plant:

Asthma – This was its initial use. It effectively mitigates the asthma symptoms.

Anxiety –Its sedative properties are extremely helpful in the case of anxiety.

Migraine / Headaches – It reduces the frequency and severity of migraine headaches

Pain and Tension – Its opiate properties soothe pain, reduce tension, and relax the body and mind.

Sleep and Insomnia – It relaxes the body, helps one to fall asleep, and treats insomnia.

This plant has not only been used as a remedy, as people have also used its opiate-like effects to achieve a slight euphoria. Yet, it does not contain real opiates, so it is legal for use and does not changes the drug test results.

Yet, if used in large doses, it can lead to dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and anxiety.

This is how to use it:

  • Cut the plant to get the thick milky sap.
  • Prepare a tincture by adding the sap in some alcohol. You can also add flowering tops and fresh leaves instead of the sap.
  • prepare tea by drying it. You can infuse about 1.5 grams of opium lettuce sap. The tea has a sweet flavor.
  • You can smoke 0.25 grams of it in a pipe, and higher doses might lead to adverse effects.
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Brian Ross
Brian Ross
Feb 26
how long before the government bans it just like marijuana God put it here to help
Arnold Johnson
Arnold Johnson
Feb 26
As soon as it's use becomes popular, greed and the desire to control will become the deciding factors. Agents will swoop in and save us from ourselves.
Cherie Olson
Cherie Olson
Feb 26
amen! I'm a long time fibro. sufferer and got addicted to oxytocin and morphine because if it, something natural that would ease my pain would b a miracle, keep up the good work and hopefully soon Oklahoma will legalize for people like me and others soon!
Iama  Critter
Iama Critter
Feb 26
I got a back yard full of this! Later everyone!😆
Rickey Lynn Brown
Rickey Lynn Brown
Feb 26
Isn't that a picture of dandelion greens I have eaten them for many years looks the same never had any negative anything it's just a lettuce substitute is all
ApostleRon
ApostleRon
Feb 26
To use this it would have to be concentrated down a lot. People in the past didn't have a constant diet of poisons the way we either. The fresh plant or distilled water would have to b made really strong.
Greg Torchia
Greg Torchia
Feb 26
where do I get some of that at be perfect my arthritis rheumatism
Nancy A Perkins
Nancy A Perkins
Feb 27
I have been pulling it up For years guess I, should be dealing! I have a yard full takes over my flowers.
Nicole Beatty Dupont
Nicole Beatty Dupont
Feb 27
Iama Critter Does it work??
Brian Bookout
Brian Bookout
Feb 27
it never says what the proper name of the plant is or I missed it in the article somewhere.. They call it Lettuce
Susan D Landry Harmon
Susan D Landry Harmon
Feb 27
yes lettuce get high lmao jk
Winn Dixie
Winn Dixie
Feb 27
it works been years since ive made some..the effect is like melatonin
James Hutchinson
James Hutchinson
Feb 27
not a dandelion it has a stalk about big as a dime and at a short distance it looks thorny never knew it helped pain though also the milk of the plant is white whereas dandelion juice is clear . Happy hunting guys oh one other thing at full growth the plant is knee high easy to spot
Mark Burton
Mark Burton
Feb 27
Thank you
Carrie Lee Kent
Carrie Lee Kent
Feb 27
CAN ANYONE OTHER THAN MYSELF..... SMELL....... BULLSHIT !!!???? Ota a Freon Dandelion weed.......
Mark Boor
Mark Boor
Feb 27
whoever wrote this obviously lied they never tried it a friend of mine tried it and it killed him head now he's dead from some jerk we just put this out there and didn't know any better I wouldn't try this without Really investigating this with someone who knows with her talk I don't know it. I guess if you're stupid you'll try this that's one way to get rid of the stupid people on this planet.
Shelly Dawson
Shelly Dawson
Feb 27
LOVE THE VIB.wil get in soon busy right😇🤗
Robin Cabell Lapsley
Robin Cabell Lapsley
Feb 27
and Dandelion Root Powder kills cancer cells..Dandelion is awesome.
Brian Carpenter
Brian Carpenter
Feb 27
If it isn't opium, it isn't SHIT!
Mudder Man
Mudder Man
Feb 27
I'd smoke snail shit if I could get a buss