Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa)
Commonly used parts: Leaves
Reported effects are: Altered vision, relaxing, a sense of well-being, sedative and improved sleep.
This is a mild herb ideal to wind down after a long day. Wild lettuce mixes well with Maconha Brava.
A very high stemmed yellow flower that develops best in the wilderness. This is one of the few medicinal plants that were actually discovered in England, and it is also very popular in the rest of Europe as well. This flower can blossom all year round and can thrive in various weather conditions. It has quite a few toxins inside it and was initially used as a substitute for opium. However, unlike opium it has much milder effects and so is not illegal to grow. It is often used to help induce sleep in people who suffer from Insomnia or from other sleep disorders. Both tea and oil can be produced from the plant to achieve the desired effect.