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Lactuca Virosa
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Lactuca Virosa

Acrid Lettuce, Lactuca, Lactuca sativa

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HPUS label indication: Restlessness

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).

    MIND (click for more)

Great restlessness.
Stupefaction of sense

    HEAD (click for more)

Dull, heavy, confused, dizzy
Headache, with affections of respiratory organs.
Heat of face and headache, with general coldness

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

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

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

    GENITALS (click for more)

Increase of milk in breasts ( Asafoetida.)

Female; Promotes catamenia

    CHEST (click for more)

Pain; bursting; on coughing

Constant tickling cough

Difficult breathing

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

Squeezing sensation in lower chest.

Suffocative breathing from dropsy of the chest

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Coldness and numbness of feet and legs

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

Lame hip down left side; worse walking

Tremor of hands and arms

    SLEEP (click for more)

Deep, comatose sleep.

Restless; impossible to get to sleep
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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.