rich in zinc, chlorophyll, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus
contains vitamins A, B and E
contains natural opiates
Did you know?
Cos lettuce contains good quantities of minerals and vitamins, but not many calories, so is a good antidote to obesity. A portion of lettuce and lemon juice before a meal diminishes the appetite and reduces any craving for oily foods.
Cos (Romaine) lettuce was part of the 'basic natural remedy kit' of the Bohemians - the Romanies - together with garlic, onions, ginger, lemons, chillies and hot peppers.
Made into a soup, cos lettuce is ideal for hypertension. It has a soothing effect on the nervous system because of opiate-hke substances present in the outer leaves. It also aids against gastric and digestive upsets and intestinal problems.
Beneficial in the treatment of:
nervousness and heart palpitations