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Ancient Egyptians ate lettuce to boost sex drive

by Rossella Lorenzi

The ancient Egyptians used lettuce as an aphrodisiac, according to an Italian researcher who claims to have solved a century-old archaeological puzzle. Lettuce has been known for its mild sedative and painkilling effects since Greek and Roman times. It owes its Latin name lactuca to lac or milk, the plant’s bitter white sap or latex, which is mentioned in many ancient treatises.

As early as 430 BC, Greek physician Hippocrates described the opium-like effects of the sap. And according to Dioscorides Pedanios, a Greek naturalist and military surgeon to the armies of the Roman emperor Nero in the 1st century AD, lettuce would drive out libidinous images of dreams.

Read the original article at: ABC Science

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