Hand-Processed USDA Certified Organic Wild Lettuce Leaf (Lactuca Virosa)
This is genuine Lactuca Virosa acquired directly from an organic farm where it is harvested by hand and professionally dried.
Fresh harvest! What you see is what you will get!
Aroma: fresh herbal
Color: light green with some purple
Composition: clean leaf
Grade: Extra Fancy
Latin name: Lactuca Virosa
Also called: Bitter Lettuce, Tall Lettuce, Prickly Lettuce, Lactucarium, Great Lettuce, Rakutu-Karyumu-So and Laitue Vireuse.
Wild Lettuce is known to have calming properties and some slight pain-relieving properties.
The tea pictured in the product photos was made by boiling 1 gram of leaf per 16 fluid ounces of water for 7 minutes. Then allowing the water to cool and straining out the herbs.
Do you enjoy making herbal tea? Please feel free to stop by our Blog to get some pointers, ask some questions, or tell us about your experiences.
Tea made from this leaf by following the above instructions is bitter, as it should be. Genuine Lactuca Virosa Leaf is known to be bitter. However, we did not feel the need to sweeten it. If you prefer to sweeten your tea, you can try adding some honey or stevia leaves.
How is this Organic and Wild Lettuce Leaf processed? What exactly is this material?
1. When we receive Wild Lettuce Leaves, they are immediately sterilized. This process is 100% chemical-free and eliminates any insects that may have been picked up on the journey to us or elsewhere.
2. Each pound of this material is visually inspected and cleaned. Larger, unwanted materials are removed.
3. It is then processed to remove smaller, unwanted materials like herb dust and smaller particles.
4. After a thorough cleaning, it is placed in dark, airtight containers and stored at or below room temperature.
This process results in a loss of approximately 10 to 15% of the Wild Lettuce Leaf. Mostly consisting of some lower-grade leaf, dust, and smaller particles.
Truly premium material.