What is Wild lettuce?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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Wild lettuce is another name for the plant Lactuca virosa. It has been used to treat a range of disorders including asthma, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and sore muscles.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 3 4
Anxious mood 1 1
Kyphoscoliosis 1 2
Restlessness (akathisia) 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wild lettuce

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 1
Euphoria 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Wild lettuce

Dosage Patients
450 mg three times daily 1
2capsule(s) as needed 1

Duration

Currently using Wild lettuce

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Wild lettuce.