Wild lettuce is a widely used medicinal plant used in traditional medicine not only in nigeria but almost every part of the world where it can be found. it is known as efo yarin in yoruba. the plant is known to have many healing qualities. it has been used for relaxant and sedative purposes for thousands of years. it also has anti-oxidative properties.
it has analgesic properties, and it is used to make a home remedy for pain relief, e.g., arthritic pain, colic pain, joint pain, muscle pain, and muscle spasms. it also helps to relieve uterine cramps in women during menstruation.
the plan has euphoric properties. it can be used to manage anxiety and stress.
one of the most popular uses of wild lettuce is its use for the treatment of insomnia because of its sedative properties
it is also used for treating conditions of the respiratory system such as asthma and cough because of its antitussive properties. it can also be effective in the treatment of bronchitis and also whooping cough.
it is very effective in treating headaches and migraines.
wild lettuce is also widely used for treating s****l disorders especially excessive and uncontrollable s****l drive in women, commonly knowm as nymphomania. it can also be used to manage the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome such anxiety, uneasiness, and pain.
it is also used as a home remedy for skin care. the latex of the plant can be applied for topical treatment of skin itching, irritation or minor skin infection.
the seed oil of wild lettuce is used to treat atherosclerosis. it helps the hardened arteries to regain its elasticity and flexibility.
Mint is a popular medicinal plant not just in nigeria but every place where mint is grown. you can find mint as part of the ingredients of most of the products we use on a daily basis. it has lots of medicinal benefits.
mint leaves can be used to aid digestion and treat stomach ache. when you drink warm water with mint leaves and lemon in it, it has a soothing effect on the gastrointestinal tract, helps to release intestinal gas, and relieve abdominal cramps.
mint leaves are used to make tea which is medicinal. for example, a sip of mint tea is effective in fever relief.
mint leaves can also be used by expectant ladies to relief morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting. an expecting lady can always have crushed mint leaves by her side, and when she is feeling sick, she can smell them to bring her relief.
menthol extracted from mint is used in aromatherapy, and it has clinical benefit in alleviating post-surgery nausea.