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Lactuca Virosa
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Lactuca Virosa

Acrid Lettuce, Lactuca, Lactuca sativa

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HPUS indication: Restlessness

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications of Lactuca Virosa in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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H.C. Allen - no Lactuca Virosa
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Boenninghausen - no Lactuca Virosa
Boger - no Lactuca Virosa
Hahnemann - no Lactuca Virosa
Hering - no Lactuca Virosa
Kent Lectures - no Lactuca Virosa
Kent New remedies - no Lactuca Virosa
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Morrel - no Lactuca Virosa
Nash - no Lactuca Virosa



This remedy acts principally upon the brain and circulatory system. Delirium tremens with sleeplessness, coldness, and tremor. Hydrothorax and ascites. Impotence. Sense of lightness and Tightness affecting whole body, especially chest. Seems to be a True galactogogue. Marked action on extremities.

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Antidotes: Acet-ac.; Coff.
Compare: Nabalus - Prenanthes Serpentaria - Rattlesnake root - White Lettuce, similar to Lactuca Virosa, (chronic diarrhoea, worse after eating, nights and towards morning. Pain in abdomen and rectum; emaciation. Constipation and somnolence; susceptible to aura of others. Dyspepsia, with acid burning eructation. Craving for acid food. Leucorrhoea with throbbing in uterus); Lach.; Kali-carb.; Spiranthes (galactagogue).

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Stupefaction of sense

Great restlessness.

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Dull, heavy, confused, dizzy

Heat of face and headache, with general coldness

Headache, with affections of respiratory organs.

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Difficult breathing

Suffocative breathing from dropsy of the chest

Constant tickling cough

Incessant, spasmodic cough, as if chest would fly to pieces

Squeezing sensation in lower chest.

Pain; bursting; on coughing

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Sensation of weight, of fullness; borborygmi; abundant emission of wind

Colic in early morning, abdomen tense, relieved somewhat by evacuation and passing of wind.

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Female; Promotes catamenia

Increase of milk in breasts ( Asafoetida.)

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Extremities, limbs

Lame hip down left side; worse walking

Coldness and numbness of feet and legs

Tremor of hands and arms

Cramps in shin bones, extending to toes and side of leg involving calves.

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Sleep and dreams

Restless; impossible to get to sleep

Deep, comatose sleep.

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