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