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Opium Lettuce Tincture 50ml

Opium Lettuce Tincture 50ml

Concentrated Alcohol and glycerine tincture. 
Directions: 3 - 5 drops 2 times a day in water. Use intuitively. Do not overuse.

Folk names: Bitter lettuce, Laitue Vireuse, Opium Lettuce, Poisonous lettuce, Tall lettuce, Horse thistle, China Lettuce, Dream Lettuce, Wild Lettuce, Prickly Lettuce.
Ruler : Saturn and Moon
Parts used: Arial Parts
Deities: Saturnian and Lunar Deities


Magickal uses: 
Wild Lettuce was associated with the Egyptian god Min, a fertility deity akin to Pan, was also the God of magick plants. Min is pictured in front of stalks of Wild Lettuce and entire festival in his honour. This plant has been in use with indigenous tribes for thousands of years.
Traditionally known as a sedative; used to quiet the mind, relax an overactive nervous system, produce a euphoric, dreamy effect allowing sleep to flow. 
The indigenous Americans called it Dream Lettuce and would harvest the opium like sap to dry it to smoke it during ceremony - meeting the next morning to discuss the divinitory and lucid dreams they had. This European native magic herb was referred to as “Titan’s Blood” in ancient Greek manuscripts  and has been considered a plant of the moon because of it’s wateriness and white milk, though many modern witches consider it to be a plant of Saturn because of it’s insignificant  flowers and growing in waste-like places and boundaries and the sides of the road. (Saturn loves boundaries) This plant provides an incense aid for divination, especially when working with darker deities. For spellwork, it is an anti-aphrodisiac and hypnotic. 

Other Beneficial Uses:
Opium lettuce secretes a milky white ingredient known as lactucarium when cut. This ingredient contains lactucin and lactucopicrin, which act on the central nervous system to produce pain-relieving effects. These effects can be as strong as opium but with fewer side effects.
This herb contains the tropane hyoscyamine, much as the nightshades do, but Lactucarium, an Eclectic preparation made from the latex harvest from this herb when it is flowering, is a sedating bitter that contains no hyoscyamine
When made into a tincture or smoked may be used to help treat urinary tract infection, decreases symptoms of anxiety and manic behaviour, improves sleep patterns and prevent insomnia, stops tension and pain in the muscles manage asthma symptoms and support respiratory health, reduces the frequency and severeness of migraine headaches, calms restlessness and excitability in children, treats sexual disorders, aids with circulation and boost energy levels, minimizes menstrual cramps, lowers inflammation and joint pain, similarities to opium include ability to dull the sensation of pain while producing a mild, euphoric effect that can last for hours, can be used to assist in alleviating strong pain associated with tooth ache and gum pain. 

Properties: Sedative, Hypnotic, Analgesic, and Digestive Bitter.
Those suffering from opiate withdrawal report fewer and less-severe symptoms from the medicinal benefits when using this plant. Hepatotoxic if used regularly as a tea.

Contra - Indications: 
Please be aware that it should not be used as tea regularly as it can be harmful to the liver. 
Be careful with this plant, as it is toxic in large quantities; ‘virosa’ means poisonous, as in ‘virulent.’ It can cause stupor and has even caused death, but it is generally less dangerous than various other baneful plants.

*Occult properties of curio are provided for historical interest only, and no outcome is guaranteed.
None of this information should be taken as medical or legal advice.
Please use curio responsibly.

All of the craft and curio herbs are proudly grown in an organic sustainable way.
NO pesticides, herbicides, toxic fertilizers or chemicals are used in the growing, harvesting or processing of these botanicals. 100% Product of Australia


These statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

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