Simple Herbal Extracts | Lobelia



Botanical Name

Lobelia inflata

Part Used

herb in seed


Not for use in pregnancy, May cause nausea or vomiting; not to be taken in large doses*

Traditional Information*

Lobelia 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 muscle spasms, petit mal epilepsy, hiccoughs, and angina pain.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.