In centuries past, it was referred to as a Poor man’s opium. Wild Lettuce is both a sedative and pain reliever. Used as an alternative to opium into the 19th Century. Dried, includes lactucarium, which helps to induce sleep; helps nervous disorders; known to calm restlessness, anxiety. Reduces coughs. Very effective against whooping cough; helps against bronchitis. Never addictive as opium is; a mild hypnotic at high doses. Increases urine flow; soothes sore inflamed mucous membranes and chapped skin. Relieves arthritic pain. When used with Shavegrass; Burdock Root, Wild Lettuce majorly reduces pain levels.