Lettuce opium


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See Lactucarium.

See also: Lettuce

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In their natural, wild forms, the various species of lettuce contain high levels of a narcotic drug called lactucarium that was known as lettuce opium.
WILD LETTUCE OR LETTUCE OPIUM: This has been used for hundreds of years as an aphrodisiac.