Wild Lettuce Pain Salve
This is a very special offering that we made at the Wild Women Herb School last season when we wildcrafted Wild Lettuce (Lactuca spp.), which is a wonderful plant ally for pain, anxiety and insomnia.
This salve is different than most others because it incorporates a fresh alcohol tincture of the Wild Lettuce leaves and stems. You see, most salves are just oil infusions + beeswax but Wild Lettuce has a milky latex called Lacturarium that isn't really oil soluble - it needs alcohol to properly extract the alkaloid compounds responsible for reducing pain and inflammation.
We then combined this potent extract with other herbal oils in order to achieve a potentiated effect for various conditions and the result is a powerful salve that is multipurpose. Use it for everyday pain and inflammation, anxiety, insomnia or basic first aid (the St. John's Wort in it makes it a wonderful remedy for punctures, btw).
There are only 3 of these babies available and there won't be any more until next year's Wild Lettuce harvest!
Ingredients: Organic Sunflower and Olive Oils, Wild Lettuce, St. John's Wort, Mullein, Self Heal, local PNW Beeswax and Grain Alcohol.
This offering comes packages in a reusable 2oz screw-top tin.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Please use caution if you're on any medications that involve the Cytochrome P450 pathway in the liver. If you are on prescription medications, please consult your doctor before using.