Lactuca biennis (Tall Blue Lettuce)

flower panicle

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. Tall Blue Lettuce. Digital image. The Friends of Wild Flower Garden. USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database, n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

Scientific Name  Lactuca biennis
Common Names  Tall Blue Lettuce
Nativity  Native
Medicinal or Edible Section Roots, Sap, Leaves
Medicinal and Edible Uses  Root- (as a tea)to help stop bleeding, nausea, diarrhea, and various heart and lung conditions; Leaves- (rubbed on) to help relieve irritation in stings; Sap- (wiped on with cloth) to help heal pimples and relieve certian skin issues
Used to treat  Diarrhea, Blood clotting, Nausea, Heart/Lung conditions, Acne, Skin conditions, Insect bites/stings

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