(Medicinal Herbs) Prickly Lettuce

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Prickly Lettuce Scientific Names and Common Names,Prickly Lettuce Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Prickly Lettuce Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Medicinal Herbs)  Prickly Lettuce

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Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Lactuca scariola L. Lactuca virosa L. Composite family

Common Names

Wild lettuce
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Parts Usually Used

Leaves, sap
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Annual or biennial; 2-7 feet tall. Leaves oblong to lance-shaped or dandelion-like but prickly; margins with weak spines. Flowers yellow, dandelion-like. July to October.
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Where Found

Waste places in the United States. Originally from Europe.
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Medicinal Properties

Hypnotic, sedative, lowers blood sugar levels
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Uses

Native Americans used leaf tea to stimulate milk flow; diuretic. Also used to combat insomnia. Lowers blood sugar levels. Culpeper says he knows no use for the lettuce root.
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Warning

Do not drive or operate machinery, may cause drowsiness.

Excessive doses may cause insomnia or increased sexual drive.

May cause dermatitis or internal poisoning.
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Bibliography

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

, by Frances Densmore, Dover Publications, Inc., 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, first printed by the United States Government Printing Office, Washington, in 1928, this Dover edition 1974

, by Nicholas Culpeper, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1990, (reprint of 1814)

, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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