Lactuca virosas is also known as wild lettuce, bitter lettuce, and opium Lettuce. It has been used as a sedative and a pain killer medicine in traditional medicine in treating premenstrual syndrome and other chronic pains.
II. How lactuca virosa effects endometriosis
1. Nervous system
Lactuca virosa contains lactucopicrin which helps to calm the overactive brain cells that cause nervous tension for women with endometriosis during menstrual cycle such as insomnia, tiredness, irritation, and depression. It also helps the muscle to relax, including the uterine muscles resulting in reducing the symptoms of menstrual cramps.
2. Immune system
The antioxidant properties in lactuca virosas helps to strengthen the white blood cells in the bloodstream in fighting against the invasion of bacteria, virus, and inflammation caused by endometrial implants and adhesion.
3. Circulatory system
Lactuca virosas also contains high levels of flavones which helps to protect the capillary walls from broken off and enhances the circulation of blood in the body including blood flow to the abdomen leading to lessening the period flow, and menstrual cramps. It also contains coumarin, a substance with a bitter taste and has a property of thinning the blood which helps to increase the blood flow and transportation of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells resulting in strengthening the function of the circulatory system.
Since lactuca virosa is mildly toxic to the body, overdoses may cause liver and kidney damage. If you liver diseases, please consult with your doctor before applying lactuca virosa.
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