The use of herbal natural remedies has been always present in the existence of humans. For centuries people used these remedies in the treatment of numerous illnesses and injuries.
Moreover, the use of natural remedies improves the natural healing processes of the body, which is not the case with over-the-counter painkillers which have only one purpose to soothe the ongoing pain, and unfortunately this does not last for long period of time.
In order for the body to heal naturally the organs and the tissues need to work together, and this is provided by the use of herbs that treat the root of the health issue without any side effects, according to the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.
This plant or otherwise known as Lactucavirosa grows throughout North America and England. It is the most powerful natural painkiller showing great efficacy.
Wild lettuce looks differently in different seasons; it can appear with yellow flowers or mature leaves. It grows tall, and can reach even up to 7 feet.
Further on, this biennial plant shows potent sedative and pain-soothing properties. When acting as a sedative, it can treat insomnia and relax the body, meanwhile soothing spasms and anxiety. It has the ability to ease the nervous system, and relax the muscles; therefore it is particularly used in the case of:
Spasms and cramps
Indigestion resulting from stress
In addition to this, effectively alleviates muscle pain, menstrual cramps, and other irritated tissues. It is also known as opium lettuce because it offers numbing effects; however, it does not cause any addiction or harm. Moreover, it is a natural antiseptic, as well.
For optimal medicinal effects, use its dry leaves, plucked in July and August. If dry leaves are difficult to find, you can also use supplements.
Wild lettuce can be taken as tincture with a dosage of 2 to 4ml, three times a day or consumed as tea: steep 1-2 teaspoons of the dried leaves in boiling water for 10-15 minutes.
Prior use test yourself as it may cause skin irritations. Therefore, do a small patch test to see if you are prone to these irritations.
Note that it is not recommended to use it while glaucoma, pregnancy, enlarged prostate, allergy to ragweed and similar plants, or if you are about to undergo a surgery.
Over-the-counter painkillers incorporate various adverse effects, and can cause an addiction leading to an increased risk of overdose. Likewise, many drugs, including opioids, are related to memory loss as while they are trying to soothe the ongoing pain cause brain damage. Moreover, long use of painkillers significantly increases the risk of ulcers.
Therefore, always turn to the use of natural remedies since they are effective and above all safe for your body and overall health. You can also try the method of acupuncture to treat pain. In the case of pain treatment, the wild lettuce really does the job well without any side effects. It is easily accessible as it may be already growing in your backyard.