Lactuca VirosaAcrid Lettuce, Lactuca, Lactuca sativa
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Lactuca Virosa in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
This remedy acts principally upon the brain and circulatory system. Delirium tremens with sleeplessness, coldness, and tremor. Hydrothorax and ascites. Impotence. Sense of lightness and Tightness affecting whole body, especially chest. Seems to be a True galactogogue. Marked action on extremities.
Antidotes: Acet-ac.; Coff.
Compare: Nabalus - Prenanthes Serpentaria - Rattlesnake root - White Lettuce, similar to Lactuca Virosa, (chronic diarrhoea, worse after eating, nights and towards morning. Pain in abdomen and rectum; emaciation. Constipation and somnolence; susceptible to aura of others. Dyspepsia, with acid burning eructation. Craving for acid food. Leucorrhoea with throbbing in uterus); Lach.; Kali-carb.; Spiranthes (galactagogue).
Dull, heavy, confused, dizzy
Heat of face and headache, with general coldness
Headache, with affections of respiratory organs.≡ more ...
Suffocative breathing from dropsy of the chest
Constant tickling cough
Incessant, spasmodic cough, as if chest would fly to pieces
Squeezing sensation in lower chest.
Pain; bursting; on coughing≡ more ...
Sensation of weight, of fullness; borborygmi; abundant emission of wind
Colic in early morning, abdomen tense, relieved somewhat by evacuation and passing of wind.≡ more ...
Lame hip down left side; worse walking
Coldness and numbness of feet and legs
Tremor of hands and arms
Cramps in shin bones, extending to toes and side of leg involving calves.≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Restless; impossible to get to sleep
Deep, comatose sleep.≡ more ...
Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.