Lactuca saligna

Lactuca saligna L.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Least Lettuce
  • Willow-leaf Lettuce
  • خس بري
  • لبين الشيخ
  • khas barri
  • lubbein el-sheikh
  • חַסָּה רָתְמִית
  • khasa rotmit


  • Disturbed habitats
  • Nutrient-rich soils
  • ruderal
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Lactuca saligna L.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used

Endocrine/ Metabolic



Preparation/Admin. not specified.

Aerial partsZ

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Lactuca genus has some species which may contain sesquiterpene lactone which is allergenic. Contraindicated in benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) & glaucoma. Overdose can cause depressed respiration, dizziness, mydriasis, stupor, tachycardia, tinnitus & death. Grazing on immature wild lettuce by cattle & sheep can cause sickness.