Few herbs native to the Americas have made such a huge impact in the world of herbology as Lobelia. It is reported that Penobscot Indians and other eastern tribes used it on a regular basis. It was highly valued for its power as an emetic. Lobelia was referred to by nicknames like Asthma Weed and Indian Tobacco. The latter nickname refers to the fact that it was sometimes smoked by Native Americans. It also earned itself other more graphic yet accurate alternate names that include Vomitwort and Pukeweed.
One of the most potent of single herbs, it has been used as a powerful relaxant . The relaxing effects of Lobelia can be felt all over the whole body. Small amounts of Lobelia have been historically reported to act as a relaxant and large amounts act as an emetic.
Note: some people who are very sensitive or very weakened become very relaxed and sleepy when using Lobelia.
- We use it tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies.
- We have found Lobelia to be one of the most fast-acting herbs that delivers noticeable results.
- As is the case with most herbs, Lobelia should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
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Uses: We use Lobelia in teas, tinctures, massage oils, salves, capsules, etc. It can be used to benefit men, women (should not be used in pregnancy) and children. It can be used as often as you would like.
Voice of Experience: We have found Lobelia to be one of the most fast acting herbs that delivers noticeable results.
Storage: It should be kept in an airtight container and stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
Caution: Lobelia is not suggested for use during pregnancy. Please check with your doctor before using if nursing as well as if you are taking any medications to insure there are no interactions.