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Wild Lettuce

Certified Organic & Kosher Certified

  • OG
  • K
  • Lactuca virosa
  • Origin: Albania
Wild Lettuce


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Common Name

Standardized: wild lettuce

Botanical Name

Lactuca virosa L.
Plant Family: Asteraceae


Wild lettuce is not a vegetable but actually a woodland member of the sunflower family. The common name "lettuce opium", as it was known in the earlier official pharmacopoeias, refers to the potent milky latex produced by the stems and leaves.

Parts Used

Dried aerial portions.

Typical Preparations

Tea infusions and liquid extracts.


No known precautions.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.