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Wild Lettuce Products

Wild Lettuce Products

Wild Lettuce was known to the Egyptians and the ancient Greeks for its ability to calm the mind and body. A common herb that was used ritualistically and consumed in the same manner. Indigo Herbs has acquired a fantastic quality Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea so all can enjoy the benefits of this genuine and natural sedative.

In Egypt Wild Lettuce was thought to be good for eye complaints and an aphrodisiac since it was regarded as the favourite plant of the fertility deity Min. The Egyptians would place a statue of Min in a patch of Wild Lettuce and then parade the statue so all could be benefitted by the god’s benediction. In ancient Greece this botanical was thought to have the exact opposite effect. Whilst the Egyptians thought it would heighten the sexual appetite, Greek priests used the herb to suppress their sexual urges. Until the 1890’s Wild lettuce was thought to have the same narcotic effect as opium and was given to patients undergoing painful operations before chloroform was discovered.  

Wild Lettuce is a biennial herb with a thick branched root. In the first year of vegetation it produces a rosette of basal leaves and in the second year an erect stem (60-180cm) branched in the upper part. Leaves are bluish-green and the plant flowers in June-August with yellow elongated pyramidal panicles. The roots, leaves and stems all produce a white latex. Wild Lettuce grows singly or in clusters, on rocky soil and on plains and uplands up to 1000m above sea level. 

Swanson Full Spectrum Wild Lettuce 450mg (60 caps)
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  • Traditional support for sound sleep
  • Wild Lettuce has ancient origins
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Swanson Full Spectrum Wild Lettuce 450mg (60 caps). Wild Lettuce features whole-leaf powder, which is perfect for everyone interested in supplementing with pure herbs as historically used by native populations. Wild Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family and is native to North America, where indigenous people used it widely as both a food and a ritual herb. Called "opium lettuce" by early European settlers, the herb has no actual relation to its intoxicating namesake.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

As a dietary supplement, take one capsule one to two times per day with food.

Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa) (leaves) 450 mg, Gelatin, may contain one or more of the following: microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), magnesium stearate, silica.

Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea (Loose Herbal Tea) 50g
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Latin Name: Lactuca virosa

  • A wonderfully relaxing herbal tea
  • Wild Lettuce has ancient origins
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added
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Wild Lettuce Tea from indigo Herbs, is a premium grade Lactuca Virosa (Wild Lettuce) leaf. Wild Lettuce Leaf Tea can be infused in boiling water and made into a delicious herbal tea drink.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herbal tea. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult an Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Bitter lettuce, Laitue vireuse, Opium Lettuce, Poisonous Lettuce, or Rakutu-Karyumu-So

Making a delicious cup of tea with loose leaf herbs is simple and easy. Brewing loose leaves is a traditional art with many different styles and varying items of tea brewing equipment on the market. There are one cup teaballs that can be filled with loose leaves, flowers, and barks and submerged straight into a boiling cup of hot water and then left to infuse. The rule of thumb with brewing loose leaves is to allow them to fully release their beneficial aromatic phyto-chemical content.

This process is lovingly called brewing and takes 5-10 minutes so a tea cosy is recommended if you are using a pot. When making a pot of tea it is advised that you use one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per person and one for the pot. Any true tea maker who truly appreciates the art would recommend heating the pot first, and of course when the tea is fully infused it is absolutely necessary that the drinker sits down and takes a minute to enjoy! For full instructions go to our How to make Herbal Tea Page.

Grab a teapot, a cafetiere or your tea making equipment of choice. Wild Lettuce Tea can be made into a herbal tea by infusing in boiling water. Use 1 cup of boiling water per person. Let the tea brew for 5 - 15 minutes. Strain the plant material and relax.

Serving:

1-2 teaspoon per cup of hot water up to 3 times a day.

1 teaspoon equals 1 gram (1 tsp = 1 g)
  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

The Wild Lettuce plants used to make this tea are made from the finest grade wild lettuce leaves. The production process is very simple; the plant leaves are usually harvested during flowering and are set out to be air dried until they have as little moisture in them as possible. After selection of the best individual dried leaf there is an inspection to guarantee there are no other constituents or pollutants on the plant material. To make sure that all chemical constituents remain intact, this pure leaf has not been heat treated in any way.

Can cause drowsiness, or if taken in excess can cause restlessness

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4 out of 5by Robert Brewster
1 December 2018
Great Tea. Brews a fantastic tasting TEA. Enjoy the Health Benefits. Cheers
5 out of 5by Carole St-Laurent
25 November 2018
Love this tea. help lower pain. Taste is not bad.
5 out of 5by Steve
24 October 2017
Very fast delivery and the tea is nice to drink and has really helped with the pain I was suffering, overall a great product which I will definitely be buying again, thank you for a great product.
5 out of 5by Donald
1 September 2015
Great herb , makes a very nice tea
Wild Lettuce Tincture 100ml
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Latin Name: Lactuca virosa

  • Long History of use in Ancient Egypt
  • Used as a mild sedative and for pain relief
  • Wild Lettuce Tincture is the active constituents of the Lactuca virosa leaf extracted into ethanol.
  • This traditional method maintains and preserves the naturally-occurring constituents found in the plant. It extends the shelf life for up to 4 years.
  • Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
  • Packaged in a pharmacopeial grade brown glass bottle with dropper.
  • Extraction Ration 1:4, Alcohol Volume 25%
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Wild Lettuce Tincture 100ml from Indigo Herbs is extracted from cultivated high quality Wild Lettuce leaves. With a long history of traditional use, Wild Lettuce is a soothing and relaxing herb. 

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herb. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals. Please consult a Herbal Practitioner as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Bitter lettuce, Laitue vireuse, Opium Lettuce, Poisonous Lettuce, or Rakutu-Karyumu-So

Taking herbal remedies in a Tincture or Fluid extract preparation is simple and easy. The tincture can be measured out into the small ml measuring cup that comes with each bottle. (A medicine cup or spoon could also be used) and the tincture can be taken directly.

However some people do find the bitter tincture taste to be too strong, so it may be a good idea to dilute the drops in water or fruit juice. For children, the elderly, those with a sensitive constitution or those avoiding alcohol, the alcohol can be evaporated from the tincture. This can be done by putting the drops in boiling water and leaving for 10 minutes to evaporate. For full instructions go to our How to take Herbal Tincture page.

Wild Lettuce Tincture can be added to water or fruit juice and taken when required.

Traditionally Taken: 2-3ml taken 2-3 times per day, or as directed by a Herbal Practitioner.

20 drops from the glass dropper equals approximately 1ml.

The plants used to make Indigo Herbs Wild Lettuce Tincture undergo stringent checks to ensure they develop to their fullest potential, whilst adhering to exceptionally high quality standards. After careful selection and cleaning, the plant material undergoes a process of cold percolation in order to extract the active constituents into tincture form. The cold percolation method employs a gradient circulation of the solution which keeps the plant ingredients in perpetual contact with the ethanol. This technique is faster and more efficient than maceration and ensures there is less waste of precious plant materials. This premium quality product is manufactured to GMP standards and Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. It is 100% pure botanical ingredients, completely free of synthetic ingredients with absolutely nothing added.

Can cause drowsiness, or if taken in excess can cause restlessness

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