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LOBELIA

(Lobelia inflata)


A marvelous herb, it is rare to find a person who is sensitive to it. One of the most extensively used herbs and is used mainly as an emetic or in pulmonary complaints.

PROPERTIES: antispasmodic, emetic, nervine, expectorant, stimulant

Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)
· reduces palpitation of the heart
· fine in the treatment of all fevers (rub on chest and back)
· in large doses it is an excellent emetic and relaxant
· in small doses it is a good antispasmodic and stimulant
· excellent in the treatment of asthma (rub between shoulder blades and on chest)
· relieves spasms (rub on body, drops in mouth)
· good for croupe and respirator problems
· good expectorant that helps remove obstructions and congestion throughout the body
· enhances the effects of other herbs
· encourages flow of oxygenized blood
· poultice for ringworm, bruises, insect bites, etc.

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times daily.
Due to the many ways Lobelia can be used, dosages vary. Convulsions: ¼ tsp initially, more if needed. Emetic: 1 tbsp, more if needed. Asthma: 1 tbsp to start then ½ tsp three times a day. There are several good articles on Lobelia describing its used and dosages. Good for lockjaw when combined with ladyslipper and scullcap. Teething: rub a small amount on gums. Colic: rub on stomach. Back pain: use with Balm of Gilead Ointment or Arnica ointment.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: None found.

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.