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Wondrous Roots Radio Notes - A little bit of this and that! Aug 26, 2017


SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017 – One of my favorite broadcasts ever!  Wild lettuce for anxiety and pain, much more; purslane for nausea and Parkinson’s disease – you HAVE to listen to this one! 

"A little bit of this... a little bit of that!

And all spinning from my recent experiences and those of Wondrous Roots' clients...


Herb in the Spotlight:  Wild Lettuce


Common Names:  Wild lettuce, Bitter lettuce, Opium Lettuce, Green Endive, Prickly Lettuce

Botanical Name:  Lactuca virosa

Similar to Morphine: The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard


Read Matthew's chapter on Wild Lettuce here

Endometriosis and Lactuca Virosa 

And...while on the subject of Endometriosis:

"Research indicates that cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is responsible for the reduction of inflammation associated with chronic inflammatory states, as demonstrated in a 2004 study by Italian researchers from the University of Milano-Bicocca. In the case of endometriosis, the cells that line the uterus (the endometrium) are present outside of it and can bleed, releasing inflammatory mediators and causing localized pain. The administration of cannabidiol greatly improves the patients’ quality of life because they can control the pain, and even completely stop taking any other medicine."

"It is thus clear that endometriosis is associated with clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD). Women with endometriosis have lower levels of CB1 receptors in the endometrial tissue. The reduction of the ECS function leads to the growth of the endometriosis throughout the body and to feeling more pain.  Endometriotic pain is mediated with the CB1 receptor."


PURSLANE - a remarkable weed, and I didn't realize useful for Parkinson's disease!

and.. a client with nausea experienced immediate relief while in my office... 

About Purslane

Drug Abuse?


Why do you think this woman was recommended by her doctor to take a statin - cholesterol-lowering medication?   Look at her labs!

HDL    97
LDL     93
Total Cholesterol  193
Triglycerides:  17