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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. Here at Indigo Herbs we are delighted to offer our Wild Lettuce Herbal Tea, Wild Lettuce Tincture and from within our guest brands, Wild Lettuce Capsules.

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. 

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

  • Wild Lettuce has a long history of traditional use
  • Slightly bitter tasting herbal tea that can be sweetened with your favourite natural sweetener
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch to ensure maximum freshness
  • 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 herbal tea can taste slightly bitter so it is recommended to sweeten with your favourite natural sweetener.

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 a 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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3 out of 5by Lilith Gordon mazel
16 July 2019
Fair..I still have lots of pain in my knees and back.
3 out of 5by David woodhams
29 April 2019
This product was bought for someone else who said that it was alright when used.
5 out of 5by Ian
26 March 2019
As always Indigo Herbs have a great range of herbs all delivered within a very good time frame, The Wild Lettuce tea is great has a nice fresh taste mixed with honey and drink before bed and a great night's sleep is winging my way, love this product as an added bonus you do not wake up with a fog in your head.
3 out of 5by veronica and thanks for your order
4 January 2019
Tried this product for my chronic pain but has not done anything for me yet i don't know how long it is still it kicks in for the relief it has said it would be. Still hoping for a miracle i suppose but worth giving it a try.
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 traditional use
  • Wild Lettuce Tincture is the active constituents of the Lactuca virosa leaf extracted into ethanol (medical alcohol)
  • 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 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 high quality Wild Lettuce leaves.

Wild Lettuce Tincture 100ml from Indigo Herbs has a long history of traditional use, this herbal tincture can be added to water and taken daily.

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 in a small ml measuring cup, medicine cup or spoon, 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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5 out of 5by Christine mulcahy
6 September 2019
Excellent product will order again
5 out of 5by Christine mulcahy
23 August 2019
Excellent product helps my pain suffer from restless leg syndrome
5 out of 5by Holger Gallitzendörfer
18 August 2019
Mit der Giftlattichtinktur bekomme ich meine chronischen Schmerzen wunderbar in den Griff. Wegen der starken Nebenwirkungen und tötlichen Wirkung von pharmazeutischen Medikamenten, werde ich diese nie wieder zu mir nehmen in meinem ganzen Leben. Lieferung war schnell, sicher verpackt, die Produkte, die ich bisher bestellt habe, haben stets dieselbe und hervorragende Qualität.
5 out of 5by Lorna Smith
5 July 2019
As a fibromyalgia sufferer, I have many symptoms, many of which have been eradicated, or reduced. Gives a deep refreshing sleep, and can replace some doses of pain relief, and relaxing.. Excellent product, delivered promptly.
5 out of 5by virginie mansfield
1 June 2019
Great product for stress relief
Swanson Full Spectrum Wild Lettuce 450mg (60 caps)
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  • Convenient wild lettuce supplement
  • 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.

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5 out of 5by Melanie Ritter
14 October 2019
I’ve been using this product for years and it is brilliant.
5 out of 5by Holger Gallitzendörfer
18 August 2019
Zum ersten mal bestellt und bin begeistert von den Giftlattichkapseln. Bekomme duch den Giftlattich meie chronischen Schmerzen in den Griff. Keine Tabletten mehr = Keine Nebenwirkungen mehr! Das Produkt überzeugt mich und werde es weiterhin bestellen.
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