Lactuca serriola introduction
Lactuca Serriola as Unani medicine is widely used in the prevention and treatment of various diseases due to its fewer side effects and cost-effectiveness. It is an important herbal medicine and is recommended for various disorders like headaches, insomnia, infectious fever, etc. Traditionally, it has been used to manage intestinal, respiratory, and vascular ailments. Lactuca serriola can potentially act as a strong traditional herbal drug due to its multiple pharmaceutical effects and therefore many types of research have been conducted for the development of its new formulations. It is a prickly plant found at the Western Himalayas, at an altitude of 6.000 to 11.000 feet. The parts that are mostly used for medicinal purposes are dried leaves, seed oil, and its milky juice.