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What is Celtuce Used For? Health Benefits and Nutrition Information

Celtuce belongs to the family Compositae. The whole plant is rich in milk sap which hardens and dries when in contact with the air. The sap contains ‘lactucarium’ which is used in medicines due to its anodyne, antispasmodic, digestive, diuretic, hypnotic, narcotic and sedative properties. Lactucarium also has the property of weak opium which doesn’t cause digestive upset nor is addictive. It is taken for the treatment of dry cough, whooping cough, insomnia, hyperactivity in children and rheumatic pain. Sap is also applied externally on warts. This plant is also used as a parasiticide. The seed is also used for propagating hair growth on scar tissue. It contains vitamin A and C

by Margaret Walker on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 00:46

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