Lactuca VirosaAcrid Lettuce, Lactuca, Lactuca sativa
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 based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
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.
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).Great restlessness.Stupefaction of senseDull, heavy, confused, dizzyHeadache, with affections of respiratory organs.Heat of face and headache, with general coldnessColic in early morning, abdomen tense, relieved somewhat by evacuation and passing of wind.Sensation of weight, of fullness; borborygmi; abundant emission of windIncrease of milk in breasts ( Asafoetida.)Female; Promotes catameniachest; pain; bursting; on coughing;Constant tickling coughDifficult breathingIncessant, spasmodic cough, as if chest would fly to piecesSqueezing sensation in lower chest.Suffocative breathing from dropsy of the chestColdness and numbness of feet and legsCramps in shin bones, extending to toes and side of leg involving calves.Lame hip down left side; worse walkingTremor of hands and armsDeep, comatose sleep.Restless; impossible to get to sleep
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.