Lactuca Virosa is commonly known as Wild Lettuce, Bitter Lettuce, Opium Lettuce … This plant can grow into an total height of 200 centimeters and has its blooming period during the summer months from July to September. Lactuca Virosa inhabits large parts of England and northern America.
During the 80ies the Wild Lettuce was very popular in the U.S. for its mild psychotropic activity. In history the Opium Lettuce was very famous in many ancient cultures through many periods. Beside traditional usage as home-medicine the Wild Lettuce also played a big role at religious ceremonies in ancient Egypt.
Although this plant does not contain any opiates but consumers report similarity to Opium. Even physicians in the 19th century used the plant as a substitute for opium to treat sleeping problems or as an anesthetic for example. Nowadays the substances of this plant is used in a wide range of medical products for organical treatments.
Our Wild Lettuce is grown 100% organically and is quality-checked immideatly after harvest. We guarantee the best possible quality and freshness for all products containing this plant.
Lactuca Virosa leaves (minimum order 25kg)
50x Lactuca Virosa Extract