One of the most “popular” vegetables in the world is lettuce, which in addition to its deliciousness, has a special nutritional value, healing properties and also a rich history.
It has been found in Egyptian tombs dating from 4500 BC, while the ancient Greeks and Romans had a special appreciation for its healing properties. In China it still represents good luck. It is also said that the cultivation of lettuce was brought to North America by Christopher Columbus.
It contains vitamins A, B, C, D and E, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Cobalt Copper, Chlorine, Iodine, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese and other minerals.
Experts often recommend that those who suffer from kidney stones (it is a diuretic), but also from neurosis or insomnia, nervous cough, bronchial asthma, dysmenorrhea, eat a lettuce salad every day. Daily lettuce salads are especially beneficial for those suffering from indigestion, rheumatism, arthritis, acne, while also helping to lower blood pressure.
It is very good for the heart, it works against the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, which can cause a myocardial infarction or stroke.
It lowers cholesterol levels and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The mixture of stimulants and sedatives that lettuce has, has a calming effect on the nervous system and digestive organs, while it is also combined with a tonic effect on the glands.