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What Customers Say


Registered Nurse

I recently had emergency surgery on my spine

I recently had emergency surgery on my spine, I used all my prior supply (ordered when I had a hip replacement), as I wanted to minimize the use of narcotics.

Just to let you know, I am a nurse practitioner and have, and will continue to  recommend your product.

Is there anywhere I can post how good the lactucarium works to decrease pain levels.

Thanks so much for all your help.

Stay Happy & Healthy,

CY, ARNP  “;o}

Carlye H.

Jewelry Designer

I have fibromyalgia

I have fibromyalgia.  I believe it to be a disruption in the central nervous system, an idea that seems to be gaining traction. So far, alleviating the pain is about all that can be done for it, so in the absence of opioids (still the best pain relief known to humans), herbal alternatives are crucial. 
Weirdly, it's only in the last year that I've even heard of wild lettuce! How did you discover it? I've been using herbal remedies for nearly 40 years now, and about a decade ago, the pain got to be too much, at the same time as the opioid crisis made it nearly impossible to get adequate relief, and yet until recently, I have never read about how effective it is.
And your method of extraction is remarkable! I have a few plants growing here, but normal alcohol extraction isn't nearly as effective as yours. I am so very grateful to have found it, and even as much as I use, it's still affordable. 
I use it with kratom, and the combination is very good. I take 2.5 to 3 grams of kratom, plus 3-4 teaspoons of the wild lettuce tincture, two to three times, an hour or so apart, until the pain recedes, then every few hours to maintain. Yeah, it's a lot and eventually I expect my liver will fail, but it's all that keeps me reasonably active, and out of the depression that drowns so many who experience chronic intractable pain. I suspect a similar protocol would work for others, although they'd certainly have to experiment with the amounts. If people ask for advice, you're welcome to share it. 
Anyway, that's my nutshell story. 😁 Thanks again for making such a great product, I can't tell you what a difference it's made for me. 
See you again soon, take care!

Nancy B.

Happy Customer

I’m a person who has ailments which bedevil doctors

I’m a person who has ailments which bedevil doctors—ailments which don’t have sure treatments. Among these is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disorder with body wide muscle and joint pain. It has many more symptoms than just pain, especially if you think that about 1/3rd of the body is (defective) connective tissue. Being genetic, there is no cure, only ways to mitigate the symptoms. 
I also have ME/CFS which most doctors think is a post viral or inflammatory condition which saps energy. It shares a lot of similarities with Long Covid. Fatigue and uncomfortable body symptoms make trying to live a normal life difficult. It feels like having a low grade flu most of the time. Again, no reliable treatment.These symptoms become even more pronounced if my sleep is disrupted—which is often. 
I’m prone to side effects from prescribed medications and they often don't work very effectively, so I spend a lot of time looking for alternative treatments.
Enter Tincture of Lactucarium. What a wonderful find! It helps me drift off to sleep within about a half an hour, and I sleep so much better. I don’t take it every night, but just when I am having an especially bad evening. 
Usually it goes like this; I’m laying in bed, tossing and turning, so uncomfortable. The house is dark and I don’t want to wake myself up even more by turning on the lights, so I make my way into the kitchen and (sorry if this is the wrong way to administer) take a small swig of the Opium Lettuce. It’s probably between one to two tablespoons (approximately 8 to10 mL). Then off to bed and soon to a restful sleep.
I told my integrative doctor, who has an open mind, about your Tincture of Lactucarium. She was very interested and I do hope it becomes part of her recommendations for people like me. You said your business is a labor of love—and I hope you never stop making this wonderful product! With each bottle you distill, you are relieving much suffering. God bless you!
Now in the interest of being honest, you also included a small tin of sticky extract in my order. Gift or mistake? If it is a gift I will gratefully accept. If a mistake, I can give you my credit card number to pay for it. Your call.
All and all, I’m wishing you the best success in expanding your business and having a beautiful life!

Wild lettuce has sometimes been a labor of love, but the thing that keeps me going most of all is how many wonderful emails I get from happy customers. ~ Christian Lactucaman