This herb can be very toxic
and its effect is similar to that of nicotine. It has often been used as a substitute for
people trying to give up smoking. Lobelia is quite often used for respiratory problems as
well as external conditions. The seeds of the plant are the most potent, however, the
whole plant can be used.
It is often helpful for
people who suffer from asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and whooping cough as it breaks up
the mucus in the lungs. Lobelia can also be used to treat skin injuries, fungus
infections, and muscle sprains.
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
Apply externally for:
Symptoms of toxic doses
of lobelia include vomiting, nausea, excessive salivation, diarrhoea, hearing and vision
problems, weakness, and mental confusion.
If not treated promptly,
acute cases of poisoning can bring on respiratory failure and even death. Call for help
Only use the recommended
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an
experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in dried
bulk, capsules, and tinctures.