Wild Lettuce


Folklore and History

The lore of wild lettuce goes back many thousands of years, even back into prehistory. The Egyptians used Wild Lettuce as an aphrodisiac, but warned that excessive use would dull the brain. The Egyptian fertility god “Min” was also the god of magic plants, he is always pictured with stalks of wild lettuce behind him and had an entire festival in his honour. Lettuce seed oil is still used to this day in Egypt for medicinal purposes, massage, cooking, and as an aphrodisiac.

Wild lettuce pops up several times throughout history. Emperor Augustus of Rome was said to have been cured of a serious ailment by an infusion of wild lettuce. Wild lettuce can be found in ancient medicine, as well as an ingredient in magical potions and magical rituals the world over. In the mid 19th century, the industrial trade of Lactucarium flourished as it was a common medicine for headaches and as a cough suppressant.


Wild Lettuce Cut Leaves
1-2 teaspoon per cup of hot water up to 3 times a day.
Herbal Tincture
2-4ml up to 3 times a day.
or as recommended by a herbal practitioner


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Loose in a 3 Gram bag.

Additional information

Weight 0.65 kg
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 2 in