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Arabic Name : Khass
Bengali Name : Kahu
Chinese Name : Wo chu, Tzu chu
English Name : Lettuce
French Name : Laitue Cultivé
German Name : Salat, Gartensalat, Lattich
Gujarati Name : Kahu
Hindi Name : Kahu, Salad
Kannada Name : Hakkarike, Saleet
Latin name : Lactuca sativa Linn.
Marathi Name : Kahu
Persian Name : Kahu
Punjabi Name : Kahu
Urdu Name : Tukhme Kahu
The seed is anodyne, antispasmodic, cooling, mildly diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, hypnotic and sedative. Useful in insomnia, cough, acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma and pertussis. Also useful in palpitation, insanity and erectile dysfunction. It stimulates the urine elimination, very appropriate in those cases in that it is necessary to stimulate the kidneys to increase micturition, in illnesses like obesity, benign prostatic hypertropy (BPH), arterial hypertension, oedema, nephritis, kidney stone, cystitis, etc.
The oil from the seeds prevents fall of hair, headaches, insomnia and is a brain tonic if applied to the head and a drop or two is instilled in the ears and nose.
Recommended Dosage: 3 to 5 g powder of seeds.
Contraindication: This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.