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Similar to Morphine: The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard

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From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a major epidemic with opiate dependency. Unfortunately, with so many needing to find relief, it’s leading to a large portion of our population becoming dependent on a chemical bandage, often just masking the problem, rather than fixing the cause.

Unfortunately, it’s getting so widespread that the medical field view many of those in real need as “seekers”. So, instead of getting relief from tangible pain, people are being turned away. As a result, they are finding it illegally, and pain clinics and rehabs are popping up all over, trying to combat the addiction.

Wild Lettuce as a Healthy Alternative

Lactuca Virosa is the scientific term for it, and many people have used it in place of addictive prescription pain medicine. It’s a leafy and tall plant, with small yellow buds, and could be grown right out your door. More commonly found in North America and England, it’s a cousin to the lettuce we typically see at the grocery store. It’s also referred to as bitter lettuce, or more appropriately for the purpose discussed here, opium lettuce.

The reason it’s referred to as opium lettuce, is due to the pain relieving and sedative effects that it has been known to produce through a white substance found in the stem and leaves.

This milky substance is called lactucarium. And, while it doesn’t contain any opiates, it has similar side effects when used –  it acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to lessen the feeling of pain, just like morphine.

Even though it seems to be the best kept secret, it has a history of being used as an alternative to pain relief.

Historical Use

Back in the 19th century, wild lettuce was already being used by some as a substitute to opium. But, it was in the 70’s that it started to gain significant popularity by those wanting a more natural remedy. Individuals were starting to use it for both pain relief, as well as recreational purpose.

In the earlier days, people using wild lettuce prepared it a couple different ways. One way was to cook the plant in a pan of water and sugar mix, until it reduced to a thick syrup-like consistency. While this was an effective form, it was quite bitter even with the sugar added. The most common form however, was drying the stem and leaves to use as an herbal tea.

The tea remains popular today. But, it’s also being dried for smoking, or vaporizing. If you don’t care to grow it yourself, it can also be purchased as a dried herb, extract, or resin substance.

Other Benefits

Here are the more popular reasons people are gravitating towards this natural pain killer and medicinal plant:

Migraines – People who use it for this purpose claim that they experience fewer migraines than they did prior to starting the herb.

Insomnia – A frequent use of wild lettuce is by people who have trouble sleeping. It produces a relaxed and euphoric feeling, helping a person fall asleep easier, without the addictive qualities of commonly prescribed sleeping aids.

Anxiety – Wild lettuce can act as a mild sedative, allowing people with anxiety to find a reprieve from the stress it causes.

Asthma and Cough –  Wild lettuce has antitussive properties, which alleviates or suppresses a cough. Also, asthmatic patients who have used opiates notice more episodes if they go through opiate withdrawal. So, the use of wild lettuce instead of prescription opiates, could be a better option for them.

In addition to the above benefits, wild lettuce produces a euphoric state, similar to opiates, even though it does not contain any actual opiate… so it’s perfectly legal.



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    • LindaJoyAdams

      The natural is always better. but check with your doctor… As for me, my pain killer is cayenne pepper which has a similar ingredient that cannabis does but not the on that causes legal issues.. There is a push for training for all medical personnel to know of the natural as its so much cheaper and better if you know the cause of your pain and can find th substance that is the right one for you.. Cayenne helps with inflammation as that is the cause of the pain from an toxic chemical injury that left me super sensitive to some common chemicals that are in everything now.. I use it in a tea, and breathe it then drink it A dash of ginger helps also.. just sharing this as your pain killer is vital for some kinds and mine for me.. and all should know a lot more but many of our health care providers do know and use the natural themselves.. so ask first to avoid side effects and interactions … just as one would for another substance used for medical purposes. Thanks for the share. as we are being robbed of or healthcare DOLLARS DAILY BY THE UNACCOUNTABLE CABAL IN CONTROL OF HEALH CARE AND SOON THRE MAY BE NO MONIES LEFT if we do not get a congress which will allow oversight of contractors in virtual control since 2002 which has not been allowed the real govt to spend budded on since 2002 for real internal audits nor criminal investigations and prosecutions. AND THE PLANTS OF THE FIELD ALL WE HAVE. for pain or ttreatment which many of them can and do help now.. for many .. Linda Joy Adams

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for the update but I think I’ll just stick with medical grade weed. :smile:

    • mikel.lesten

      Good article and good joob, keep it like this :D

    • Anonymous

      Like marijuana, opium used to be considered a cure-all. They have debated legalization, in those countries where it is grown.

      You know the ones:

      Flowers of the same, Latin, scientific name, just so happen to be cheap, common ornamentals. They are planted in public gardens, of the northern US, and legally harvested for bread seed, without much outcry.

      In theory, then, you already had access to more than you could ever use, in an entire lifetime.

      :neutral: And, that’s never caused any problems for 99% of the people reading.

      Apparently, people need pharmacies, which work like a free, publicly-subsidized drivethroughs. Someone almost has to forcefeed it to you, before this becomes a real social issue.

    • Anonymous

      GABA, which most are deficient in who are experiencing pain, is the BEST PAINKILLER EVER! It is a brain amino, tastes sweet, take it sublingually (under your tongue) and it is a natural ANTIDEPRESSANT. So, you’ll also decrease your stress and be in a good mood…




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