Wild lettuce has long been used for several purposes. It has mild sedative properties that can help calm nervousness, and restlessness, and mild anxiety. Its calming effect can also help people get better sleep.
Wild lettuce can help provide relief of muscle and joint pain. For this reason, it can be helpful in relieving the symptoms of arthritis. It also has antispasmodic properties, which can help provide relief for pain that is associated with spasms.
Some manufacturers have produced supplements that contain wild lettuce extract, so you can simply take these if you want to take advantage of the medicinal uses of this herb. Alternatively, you can boil the leaves and drink the extract as tea or take the sap it produces when a leaf is snapped off from the stem and use this as tincture.