Lactuca orientalis

Lactuca orientalis (Boiss.) Boiss.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Lettuce (genus) (wild species)
  • khas sharqi خس شرقي
  • kheis خيص
  • rubahleh ربحلة
  • חַסָּה מִזְרָחִית
  • khasa mizrakhit


  • Batha
  • Desert
  • Phrygana
  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Lactuca orientalis (Boiss.) Boiss.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



Preparation/ Admin/ Plant Part not specified.

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Lactuca genus has some species which may contain sesquiterpene lactone which is allergenic. Contraindicated in benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) & glaucoma. Overdose can cause depressed respiration, dizziness, mydriasis, stupor, tachycardia, tinnitus & death. Grazing on immature wild lettuce by cattle & sheep can cause sickness.