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Rosemary is the ‘go-to’ essential oil for many people.

It is widely recommended by trained Aromatherapists the world over, to those feeling mentally fatigued but who need to maintain a clear head.

Rosemary was one of the earliest plants used in medicine due to its antiseptic properties and its history dates back to its use by the ancient Egyptians. Since then, Rosemary has been used for wide range of therapeutic indications.

Here are some of the benefits of rosemary:

Treat scabies

The anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial properties of this herb will protect the affected areas from further infection. Furthermore, rosemary can reduce the irritating sensation and speed the healing process. You will need rosemary and water for this treatment.

Relieve lower back pain

Add rosemary to boiling water and then cover it. Now, let it steep for 30 minutes. Drink 1 cup of this tea before going to sleep and 1 cup before your breakfasts. Have this tea regularly to relieve lower back pain.

Rejuvenate the skin

Massage your skin with rosemary oil to rehydrate and tone it. It fades wrinkles & bags on your skin, thus keeping it healthy and beautiful. The cell regeneration properties of rosemary oil help to treat visible skin problems and replace the damaged tissue, which is effective in reducing scars & spots.

Reduces risk of cancer

Researchers studying the effects of rosemary in relation to cancer have found it may inhibit tumor growth. Rosemary’s been shown to reduce the formation of cancer cells by preventing the replication of cancerous cells. This has been documented regarding prostate, breast and colon cancer cells.

 Assists brain health

Rosemary has long been revered for its ability to help overcome mental fatigue, improving mental clarity and focus. Now, Japanese researchers have shown that rosemary can do more than that. The research, published in 2015 in Neuroscience Research stated that carnosic acid (one of rosemary’s phytochemicals) has neuroprotective functions in brain cells. They said carnosic acid “served as an activator for neuroprotective and neurotrophic functions in brain cells.” They also stated it may be helpful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

For memory and concentration

Rosemary oil is commonly used in aromatherapy to improve memory and concentration, and relieve stress. Other rosemary benefits are lowering cortisol levels to reduce anxiety, especially when combined with other sweet-smelling oils such as lavender oil.

Indigestion

The consumption of Rosemary tea is also known to help with indigestion, stomach cramps and flatulence. Hence rosemary herb is mostly added to meat dishes such as beef, lamb, pork etc. as it helps in the digestion of these meats by stimulating the gall bladder to produce an increased quantity of bile. Hence while preparing such meat dishes it is always advisable to sprinkle some rosemary herb on the meat.

 

Antibacterial potential

Rosemary consists of impressive amount of immune boosting components, which is specifically powerful against bacterial infections, particularly those in the stomach. H. pylori bacteria are common and very dangerous pathogens that cause stomach ulcers, but rosemary has been shown to prevent its growth when consumed. Similarly, rosemary is related to preventing Staph infections, which kill thousands of people each year.

Well, the fact is many of the celebrities these days go in for cosmetic surgeries, which help them get bigger, firmer breasts. The procedures are very expensive and often come with side effects. Since times immemorial, women with bigger breasts are considered to be more attractive. It is also believed that, this concept originated during the ancient times, where men believed that women with bigger breasts were more fertile. Although, today, it is more of a fashion trend than anything else. If you are yearning to increase the size of your breasts, but cannot afford to go in for expensive surgeries to do so, or if you are scared of the potential side effects of cosmetic surgery, then worry not, as there is one solution to increase breast size, right at home.

Here are some natural remedies that will help you enlarge your breast size:

Regular breast massages

Many women want to increase their breast size, but think that the only way to do it is through expensive surgeries. This is not true. In fact, there are special massage techniques that have increased breast size of many women safely and naturally. This specialized breast massage helps to increase blood circulation in the breast. With more blood flowing to the breasts, they are then able to pull phytoestrogens from the bloodstream, which helps them to grow. Regular massage can also trigger your body to produce prolactin, which is a hormone that helps the breasts to develop in puberty and pregnancy.

Eat estrogen-rich foods

Hormone imbalance can be one of the reasons for smaller breasts, says the site. Too much testosterone in the female body can inhibit breast growth. Thus, eating certain estrogen-rich foods counterbalances the testosterone and can cause enlargement of breasts. For foods high in estrogen, try fruits such as apples, cherries, tomatoes, pomegranates and papaya. For vegetables, look to cucumbers, potatoes, carrots, yams and pumpkin. Soy products and dairy products are also sources of estrogen, as well as whole grains such as oats and brown rice. In addition, limiting your intake of carbohydrate-rich foods can decrease your testosterone levels, thereby reducing the inhibition of breast growth.

Red clover

For those women who are looking for natural ways for augmentation of breast this herb will be extremely useful for them. The presence of phyto-estrogens and genistein helps the breast in enlargement. It is a very safe herb and used in many other ways also.

Wild yam

This plant has been used to treat many women’s health related problems for centuries. The presences of phytonutrients which are good component in the breast augmentation are present in it.

 Onion Juice

This may seem surprising, but it could really help with breast enlargement. In addition to the fact of increasing the firmness of the breast, it also increases the size of boobs.

Follow the steps below:

  • Take a proper amount of onions that are enough to cover your breasts
  • Grind the prepared onions to extract its juice
  • Apply it over your breast in the evening before hitting the hay
  • Rinse it off with water in the morning

Radish

You can consume radish daily for breast enlargement. It can act as an astringent to improve the supply of blood to local cells and tissues.

It also facilitates appropriate distribution of fats and helps deposition of fats in the breasts, thus increasing their size.

The earliest insect repellents included smoke, mud, and various plant substances.  Our contemporary contribution is DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), a powerful insecticide found in over 400 repellents.  DEET can peel paint, damage rayon and spandex, and melt plastic.  Up to 56 percent of DEET applied to the skin enters the bloodstream, and reactions to it include skin rashes, lethargy, muscle spasms, nausea, and irritability.  An extreme reaction can cause seizures and even death.  So it’s hardly worth using DEET to deter insects unless you’re someplace with high rates of insect-borne disease or you experience severe allergic reactions to bites and stings.

There are natural alternatives to DEET, made primarily from plant essential oils that can protect you in less threatening circumstances.

Here are some of the best natural repellents for bugs:

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

This well-known and much beloved essential oil can be used as a natural insect repellent to deter fleas and other crawling bugs. It also soothes the irritation of flea bites. Because of its sedative properties, it’s good for people who are overly excitable or nervous. 

 Cedarwood (Cedrus Atlantica)

Cedarwood is a true insecticide, and its use is recorded throughout history. It is one of my mainstays for keeping fleas and mosquitoes at bay. It is also calming and grounding. 

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

Geranium is one of the favorite oils to use in a tick repellent blend, and it also repels lice and fleas. It is cooling and relaxing.

Vanilla extract

Vanilla extract is usually effective as an insect repellent for about half an hour. So if you are outdoors for a longer period, just apply some more to your skin, especially on exposed areas such as the neck and pulse points. Also consider reapplying more often if you are exposed to very high temperatures which may cause it to evaporate quickly, and in cases of being diluted with perspiration, rain, or other water elements.

Using vanilla extract as an insect repellent can be much cheaper than chemical deterrents, and it can be easily made up in just a few minutes. Additionally, it is always best to use a natural insect repellent rather than the commercial artificial sprays, as long as vanilla does not irritate your skin.

Vinegar

Vinegar is one of those magic ingredients. It cleans, it disinfects, and it even repels ants! Spray vinegar on and around any area that has an ant problem.

Onion

Rub a slice of onion over your skin to keep mosquitoes and other insects away. (I don’t think I’ll try this! If you do, let me know!)

Citrus Peels

Rub citrus peels (oranges, lemons, limes) on skin keep bugs away.

Soap spray

Soap spray is also effective for controlling mites, aphids, whiteflies, beetles, and other hungry little insects. To make a basic soap spray insecticide, mix 1 1/2 teaspoons of a mild liquid soap (such as castile soap) with 1 quart of water, and spray the mixture directly on the infected surfaces of the plants. A soap spray insecticide works in a similar fashion as an oil spray pesticide, and can be applied as necessary.

Sagging skin is natural phenomena. Your skin starts losing its elasticity with age. However, this can be prevented if you take a good care of your skin.

Causes of Loose Skin:

  • Stress

  • Aging

  • The collagen and elastin lose it’s easily

  • Excessive contacts with the sun

  • Poor diet

  • Overuse of chemical products

  • Sudden weight loss

  • Dehydration

 

Here are some of the best natural remedies that you can use to tighten up your skin:

Gelatin

Gelatin is a great way to tighten skin and remove blackheads in one stroke. Simply mix one packet of unflavored gelatin with 1-2 tablespoons of milk in a microwaveable container until you get a sticky mess. You can use water instead of milk, but the lactic acid in milk is a natural exfoliant so you might want to rethink that. Zap it for 10 seconds and apply to your face (avoiding your eyes and eyebrows as it can carry off hair!) in an even layer using a rubber spatula. You have to move quickly as the gel sets pretty fast as it cools. Go for a medium-thick layer for easy peeling. Leave for 10 minutes or so until it has set. Peel off carefully. Skin will be sensitive and slightly red, so stay indoors without makeup until your skin feels normal again.

Natural oils

There are many natural oils that can help you tighten loose and sagging skin, such as: jojoba oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, etc. All these can help you get the firm skin of your twenties. When using them, combine them with natural ingredients like Shea butter and natural vitamin E. These all-natural oils are healthy, safe and effective for getting rid of loose skin, and can be found in every face-care product.

Egg white mask

Egg white coupled with thyme oil as a mask is one of the most effective remedies for skin sagging and wrinkles. Egg white stimulates the production of collagen and thyme oil and helps to rehydrate your skin. This is one of the most effective ways to tighten your skin.

Drink water

One of the easiest ways to tighten skin is to make sure you’re drinking lots of water. The more hydrated skin is the firmer and more toned it will look. Hydrated skin is also better able to fight off environmental stressors, like harsh weather and UV rays, which keeps your skin healthier and younger looking for longer.

Lemon juice

The vitamin C in lemon helps boost collagen production, in turn helping to restore elasticity to your skin. Simple rub some fresh lemon juice gently on your face and neck and leave it on for five to 10 minutes and then rinse. Do this two or three times a day and follow up with a good-quality moisturizer.

Aloe vera gel

The malic acid in aloe vera gel helps improve the elasticity of your skin and get rid of sagging skin. Plus, it is a natural moisturizer. Take a part of an aloe vera leaf and rub on your face and neck for 15 minute before rinsing with warm water.

Castor oil is derived by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant. It is usually found in the vast wastelands of tropical areas. However, nowadays it’s also grown as a garden plant in milder climates. Castor oil has a pale yellow color and a distinct odor. This oil has been in use for a very long time especially among native Africans and Asian populations. It’s one of the few oils that have several benefits. For example, you can use it as a laxative, a lubricant, or for glowing skin and healthy hair. Nowadays castor oil is also being used as automobile oil due to its excellent lubricant properties. It’s perhaps, one of the few oils that can be used both for industrial and domestic purposes.

Initially, castor oil was used to treat constipation but nowadays, it’s widely used for health and beauty purposes. In fact, you will be amazed to know the various ways in which you can use castor oil to improve your skin and hair. Castor oil also finds its usage in food preservation as it is largely used in Asian countries for preserving rice, wheat, and other grains from rotting. Also, it’s used in some other food for lending a distinct taste to them.

Here are some of its benefits:

Moisturizer

Because it is a thicker oil castor will remain on the surface for some time and thanks to the high concentration of fatty acids it easily penetrates deep into the skin. When that happens the skin becomes moisturized and dry areas disappear.
You can also treat sunburns with this oil as it will soothe and repair the skin.

Fight against dandruff

Yet another one of the excellent health benefits of castor oil is the fact that it can help you get rid of dandruff once and for all. Since it has antifungal as well as antibacterial properties, when you massage it into your scalp on a regular basis, it will deter the conditions which lead to the forming of dandruff.

Castor oil for split ends

When applied directly to the strands of hair, the health benefits of castor oil become prominent. Use a cotton ball dipped in castor oil to apply some of it to your hair ends. You must do this half an hour prior to your shampooing routine every time you decide to wash your hair. Soon enough, you’ll start noticing that your split ends will have disappeared for good.

Prevents dark circles and wrinkles

Applying castor oil topically all around your eyes help prevent dark circles and wrinkles. It helps to nourish the skin and relieves dryness. This helps to make the skin around the eye softer and brighter.

Disinfectant

Do you have a mouth sore? Or an open wound? Castor has been used for centuries to cure such ailments. This is because castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, which has excellent antimicrobial properties. It is also effective for in the treatment of bladder and vaginal infections, and can be used to deal with fungal infections like ringworm. When used around the eyes, it can provide relief from the dust and other particles that entered the eyes. Castor oil is also effective for treating eye problems like styes.

Lemon peel can be the answer to your everyday miseries and dilemmas. It is a great source of calcium and Vitamin C, it is therefore excellent for bone health and associated issues. Bioflavonoids present in it help in keeping stress at bay and eliminating toxins from the body. Lemon peel is also good for heart health and regulating cholesterol. It is enriched with pectin which facilities weight loss.

Lemon peel, when rubbed directly on skin can help in curing age spots, pigmentation, blemishes and dark spots around elbows and knees. You can add dried lemon peel powder in your regular scrubs and masks to eliminate tan and improve complexion. Adding lemon peel in you bathing water will also help fight bacteria and odour, leaving behind a subtle, post-bath scent. You can also use it during manicure and pedicure.
Lemon peel is a great agent to fight pests and ants. It is a natural cleanser, sanitizer and deodorizer.

Lemon peel benefits:

Vitamin C

Lemon peels are rich source of immunity boosting vitamin C, containing 129 mg of this nutrient per each 100 g portion. Helping synthesize collagen, neurotransmitters and a fat-transporting molecule called carnitine, It prevents a vitamin C deficiency called scurvy, vitamin C serves as a potent antioxidant that protects your DNA from the free radical damage. Both the lemon peel and the lemon juice contain vitamin C, so consider eating both to obtain more of this nutrient.

Immune booster and digestive aid

Lemon peels are high in vitamin C, so they are a natural way to give your immune system a boost. Vitamin C is known for providing immune system support and can shorten the severity and duration of your illness. Eating lemon peel can help when you have a cold, flu or sore throat. In addition, the high levels of fiber in lemon peel help to encourage healthy bowel movements and a strong digestive system.

 

Healthy bones

Since the peels of lemon are rich in calcium and vitamin C, they go a long way in improving the health of your bones. Apart from this, lemon peel prevents bone related ailments like osteoporosis, and arthritis.

Neutralize free radicals

Free radicals are unpaired electrons that occur in our body’s cells and they are responsible for certain health problems including autoimmune diseases, swelling, aging, heart issues and some types of cancer. Lemon peels contain vitamin C which will help to neutralize these free radicals. Vitamin C is also able to help maintain healthy blood circulation.

 

Low in sugar

Lemons and lemon peel are lower in sugar than most other types of fruit. This alone makes them appealing, especially for anybody focusing on weight loss or anyone that is a diabetic.

 

Beautifies skin

Lemon peel is a good beauty aid. The antibacterial action fights acne, the acid dissolves dead cells, and the antioxidants detoxify the skin. You can make a beauty treatment by cutting the peel in pieces and mixing it with lemon juice and honey. Apply it to the skin, and leave it on for five minutes before rinsing.

Aloe Vera is also known as ‘Plant from Heavens’. The reason is; its immense properties and healing tactics. As other plants Aloe Vera do not have leaves, trunk, buds etc. It looks very different and can be found in different shapes.

Aloe Vera is one of the most popular herb found all across India. It can be seen everywhere like gardens, houses, as an ornamental plant and so on. It is a succulent plant species which is frequently used as an herbal medicine since from 1st century A.D.

For the plantation, it requires sandy and well-drained soil with sunny climate. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant by gardeners and farmers.

Any nearly pure Aloe vera liquid product, whether called Gel, Juice or Whole Leaf Extract, comprises the fluid obtained by breaking up the structure of the Aloe leaf and separating off the solid residues to leave a more or less clear solution. These liquid products are mainly taken by mouth. They are the preferred form of Aloe vera to be taken internally for their health-giving effects or for medical problems. These products can be wonderfully efficacious in a large number of conditions, some of them very serious medical conditions.

Some of its best medicinal properties are:

Anti-inflammatory

Aloe Vera is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. In other words, it has the ability to arrest inflammation or slow it down due to the presence of fatty acids. Applying aloe vera gel can prevent or stop inflammation caused by injury, immune dysfunction, and many other problems.

 

Diabetes

 

Aloe vera helps lower blood glucose levels.  In one study of five patients with non-insulin diabetes, subjects were given half a teaspoon of the dried sap of the aloe plant (aloes) per day for 4 to 14 weeks.  Fasting blood glucose levels fell an average of 122 points in every patient with no change in body weight. The researchers concluded that aloes contains a hypoglycemic agent that lowers blood glucose.

 

Aloe vera boosts immune function and destroys cancer tumors

Scientific research shows strong immunomodulatory and antitumour properties for aloe vera polysaccharides. That means the gel helps boosts immune system function while destroying cancer tumors. One study published in International Immunopharmacology(1995) showed that aloe vera polysaccharides exhibited potent macrophage-activating activities including producing increased volumes of nitric oxide (which has antitumor potential).

Improves oral health

Tooth decay, bleeding gum and dental plaque are some of the common oral problems faced by adults and elderly people. Using an aloe vera juice mouth rinse can reduce the buildup of plaque or bacterial biofilms on the teeth and prevent tooth decay. A recent mouth rinse study of 300 people found out that pure aloe vera juice was as effective as the standard mouthwash ingredient chlorhexidine in reducing dental plaque. The natural ingredeints of aloe vera along with vitamin C also provides relief from swollen and bleeding gums. You can use aloe vera extract as a safe substitute for chemical-based mouthwashes.

Skin care

 

The NIH says aloe vera is “possibly effective” for several skin ailments, including cold sores, psoriasis and itchy rashes on the skin or mouth. And although it’s most commonly used for sunburns, research hasn’t shown that it reduces redness. Most people use the gel for its natural cooling effect on the skin.

Your feet are the natural habitat of millions of bacteria, which thrive on your sweat and shed skin cells. By-products produced by these bacteria are what give feet that stinky smell. When you seal your feet in a pair of shoes and they pour out sweat, you give the bacteria more food to feast on. Foot odor can also be caused by poorly controlled fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot. People with diabetes or heart disease, as well as elderly people in general, are often more prone to foot infections and foot odor due to inefficient blood circulation.

There are plenty of solutions that keep your feet from smelling awful such as changing your socks at least twice a day and using antiperspirant on your clean feet.

The worst thing about stinky feet is that it affects our persona in a social gathering and makes the people around us uncomfortable. However, it is not a serious health problem to be worried about. While there is no specific medication for feet odor you can always try good old home remedies to help you deal with this problem.

Saltwater soak

Salt pulls moisture out of your skin, reducing the amount of bacteria that can survive there, said Al D’Angelantonio, III, DPM, podiatrist and assistant professor of surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In a tub or large bowl of warm water, dissolve 1/2 to 1 c kosher salt. Soak your feet for 20 minutes. Do this every day for two weeks. Foot odor can also be neutralized by adding 2 tbsp of Epsom salt to a large bowl of warm water and soaking your feet for 15 minutes. As well as reducing any stinky smells, an Epsom salt foot soak is very soothing for aching feet, so you can take care of smells and relax at the same time.

Baking soda soak

Add one tbsp of baking soda in a quart of warm water. Soak your feet in this solution for 15-20 minutes. Do it regularly for a week. Alternatively, you can sprinkle baking soda in your shoes and socks. It will combat the bacteria present in them and prevent the occurrence of stinky smell. Or else, heat eight cups of water and add 1/4 cup of baking soda to it. Squeeze a lemon into this solution. Now, soak your feet in it. Pat your feet dry with a soft towel after taking them out.

Vinegar soak

Vinegar has surprising household uses and you can also use it to fight feet odor. Bacteria cannot live in an environment that is highly acidic, which makes vinegar the ideal solution.  The vinegar will mix with your sweat and lower its pH to a level where the bacteria struggle to grow.

Mix one 1/2 cup of Apple cider vinegar with 6 cups of water in a tub or large bowl. Soak your feet for 30 minutes once a day for a week.

Black tea soak

Boil a quart of water and add 5 tea bags. After the water cools, soak your feet for 30 minutes. The tannin in the tea is an astringent, which will prevent your feet from perspiring.

Garlic is an herb widely used as a flavoring in cooking. It has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases.  The good news for garlic lovers is that it not only tastes great but it is really good for you too. There is historical evidence that garlic has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.

Many of the therapeutic benefits of garlic come from a powerful chemical compound known as allicin which is also responsible for garlic’s unique fragrance.
When we eat garlic or garlic extract, allicin enters your body via the digestive system and is then transported throughout the body where it gets to work in numerous beneficial ways.

Researchers now believe it involves the “allicin release,” thus dubbed because allicin is not present in a whole garlic clove. It’s only created when the garlic is crushed.

It’s this decomposition of the garlic that produces the acid that reacts immediately to neutralize free radicals. The reaction is faster than that of any other antioxidant.

Derek Pratt led the study published in 2009 in the international chemistry journal, Angewandte Chemie. He explains, “If Allicin was indeed responsible for this [antioxidant] activity in garlic, we wanted to find out how it worked. No one has ever seen compounds, natural or synthetic, react this quickly as antioxidants.”

Garlic has amazing properties:

Treats Hair Loss

A head full of hair that smells like garlic could help in the treatment of hair loss. The herb’s extremely high sulfur content contains keratin; the protein hair is made of. This stimulates fortification and growth. A 2007 study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology found the use of a garlic gel added to the therapeutic efficacy of topical betamethasone valerate for alopecia areata treatment can be effective to induce hair re-growth.

 

Minerals And Vitamins

Garlic is loaded with minerals and vitamins like manganese, selenium, vitamins C and B6 and fibre. Other than these, it also has traces of potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, copper and vitamin B1.

Boost Immune System

Garlic is surprisingly a good source of vitamins C, B6, selenium minerals and manganese all of which help boost the immune system. It also enhances mineral absorption in the body. However, garlic has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that strengthen the body’s defense mechanism and fights infections.

Blood Pressure

Several studies have demonstrated that garlic extract can significantly lower blood pressure in people suffering from hypertension.

One study published in 2013 actually showed that that garlic extract taken at doses ranging from 600 to 1500 mg was equally as effective as a commonly prescribed blood pressure medication called Atenolol.

The doses used in these experiments were fairly high and in order to get the equivalent amount of allicin from fresh garlic, you would have to consume at least 4 cloves of garlic each day.

Prevents The Formation Of Blood Clots

Garlic has a compound called ajoene. Ajoene has anti-clotting properties that help in preventing blood clots. Thus, regular consumption of garlic may prevent blood clotting and also keep you safe from risks of clotting post surgeries and cardiovascular diseases.

Wild lettuce is also called opium lettuce, bitter lettuce, green endive, and lettuce opium. Lactuca virosa(Latin name), commonly called wild lettuce or opium lettuce, is a plant with mild psychoactive effects. Wild lettuce can be found growing freely in various regions of the world including Australia, America, Southern Europe and India.

It is said that it causes an effect similar to opium but much milder and without any of the side effects.

Wild lettuce is used for whooping coughasthma, urinary tract problems, cough, trouble sleeping (insomnia), restlessness, excitability in children, painful menstrual periods, excessive sex drive in women (nymphomania), muscular or joint pains, poor circulation, swollen genitals in men (priapism), and as an opium substitute in cough preparations.

The seed oil is used for “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis) and as a substitute for wheat germ oil. Some people apply wild lettuce latex directly to the skin to kill germs. Some people inhale wild lettuce for a recreational “high” or hallucinogenic effect.

Lactuca virosa can be used as a sedative. The dreamy effects are a little bit similar to opium, but milder. Wild lettuce can help reduce the feeling of restlessness and excitability.

Some Indians use the herb to enhance the vividness of dreams. They believe that induced dream states provide more information about reality than the conscious waking state.

Wild lettuce is to be used as tea: pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoons and let steep for 10-15 minutes. Drink three times daily. Other times, the plant would be simmered in a pot with water and sugar, and then reduced to form thick syrup. Though bitter, the effects of these preparations proved quite effective.
While these are the two most traditional means of preparing Wild Lettuce for use, there are a number of more modern options as well.

Wild lettuce is used for:

Asthma

Wild Lettuce was originally used as a treatment for asthma. Even now, many people claim that their use of the herb is responsible for fewer and less severe asthma related problems.

Leaves are Edible 

The leaves can be boiled and then used as food but they are slightly bitter like some bitter lettuce varieties.

Works Great for Pain

Wild lettuce also contains lactucopicrin and lactucin which were found in a study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology to work well for soothing pain in mice.

Helps with Arthritis 

Because wild lettuce helps with pain in general… and it also helps with arthritis and joint pain.

Contains Antioxidants 

Wild lettuce contains powerful antioxidants such as quercetin, aesculin, courmarins, n-methyl-b-phenethylamine and cichoriin which help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.

If taken in normal doses for short periods of time wild lettuce is safe… but it should not be taken by those who are pregnant, nursing, or by small children, those with glaucoma or prostate disease or by those who are taking some kind of relaxant medication. And this herb should not be used while driving or operating machinery.

So use this home remedy carefully and enjoy its benefits.