Wild Lettuce

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An annual containing alkaloids, bitter latex, iron, triterpenes, and vitamins A, B1, B2, and C; it is antitussive and sedative, and has been used for anxiety, insomnia, and whooping cough. It has mild psychotropic (hypnotic/sedative) effects described as similar to opium
Toxicity Wild lettuce may be toxic in large doses
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