People from all over the world have been using herbal natural remedies for the treatment of many injuries and illnesses. Opposite of the painkillers that only sooth the pain, natural remedies improve and accelerate the natural healing process. On the basis of the findings of the Encyclopaedia of Natural Medicine, the natural healing process of the body needs joined work of tissues and organs, and herbs to support them and avoid additional side effects.
One of the most effective medicinal miracles from nature is the wild lettuce (a.k.a Lactuca virosa) that grows in England and North America. It’s one of the most powerful natural painkillers. Although it might look different throughout the seasons, it has mature leaves or yellow flowers and it can grow up to 7 feet in height. It is rich in numerous pain-relieving and sedative features.
As a sedative, it can relax the body and treat insomnia, while soothing anxiety and stress. It relaxes the muscles and calms down the nervous system.
It’s useful in the case of:
- Spasms and cramps
- Stress-induced indigestion
In addition, it relieves menstrual cramps, muscle pain, and other irritated tissues. It can provide effects of numbness, thanks to which it’s also known as opium lettuce. It isn’t harmful or addictive at all. It can be also used as a natural antiseptic.
In order to use its medicinal effects, you will need to use its dry leaves that can be plucked in August and July. If you can’t find dry leaves, you can use its supplements as well. You can use 2 tsp. of dried leaves soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes and then infuse the nutrients from the water.
If applied topically to the skin, it may provoke irritation, therefore, make a small patch test before using it directly. Pregnant women and people suffering from glaucoma, prostate, and allergies should not use it.
People should turn to natural remedies whenever they can in order to treat their health problems effectively. Commercial painkillers can cause many side-effects and can be highly addictive. At the same time, they can lead to overdose dose. Moreover, numerous drugs, including opioids, are considered to cause memory loss because they can damage the brain in the fight for soothing the pain. If you use painkillers too long, they can increase the risk of ulcers. That’s why you should try acupuncture or natural remedies to treat pain without any side effects.