Traditional Research | J Kloss Lobelia Compound

Black Cohosh fresh root (Cimicifuga racemosa)*

An emmenagogue, antispasmodic, oxytocic and partus preparator useful in treating cases of dysmenorrhea with scanty flow, amenorrhea, muscular pain in the back, pelvis and thighs, post partum pain and pain from salpingitis. This herb is also indicated for rheumatic neuralgia, fibromyalgia, muscular pain and cases where the muscles feel bruised.

Myrrh gum resin (Commiphora myrrha)*

An excellent astringent and antiseptic used topically for apthous stomatata, bedsores and herpes and as a gargle for strep throat, laryngitis and pyorrhea. Used internally myrrh stimulates white blood cells and is specifically indicated for acute infections of the mucous membranes of the throat, stomach and bowels. Myrrh also helps to improve digestion, reduce leaky gut syndrome and mildly stimulate thyroid function.

Skullcap fresh herb (Scutellaria laterifolia)*

A nervine which strengthens a depleted, irritated nervous system. It is indicated for nervous exhaustion, tremors, palsies, trigeminal neuralgia and Parkinson's disease. Skullcap works well with stronger antispasmodics for petit mal seizures, Tourette’s syndrome and attention deficit disorders.

Lobelia herb in seed (Lobelia inflata)*

Has been used for thousands of years by Native Americans and later by Thomsonian and Eclectic physicians as a strong antispasmodic to the lungs, heart and musculo-skeletal system. It can be used effectively in combination with other herbs for spasmodic coughing (bronchitis, asthma, pertussis). Lobelia is also indicated for nervous spasms including petit mal epilepsy, angina pain and back spasms.

Skunk Cabbage fresh root (Symplocarpus foetidus)*

A powerful antispasmodic and anodyne. It is most effective in treating spasms of the lungs, diaphragm and musculature such as asthma, back spasms, dry irritive coughs and pertussis.

Cayenne fruit (Capsicum frutescens)*

Both an intense food and a medicine. Cayenne increases digestive fire, circulation and absorption of the other herbs in the formula. Rich in flavonoids and carotenoids, these hot fruits have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.


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Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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