Medically, Lobelia (Lobelia inflate) is used in the treatment of bronchitis and asthma. It is a powerful anti-spasmodic, causing immediate relaxation and expansion of the contracted parts of the respiratory system. This allows the breath of life to flow freely to the exhausted tissues. In the digestive tract, Lobelia has a role as a gastrointestinal inhibitor/stimulant and appetite suppressant. Lobelia will induce vomiting when taken in very large doses over a very short period of time. It is known to be a powerful relaxant, affecting the nervous system. Lobeilia helps to relax a woman during delivery and speeds up delivery of the placenta. As a poultice it is very soothing for inflammations, rheumatism and boils.
Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Lobelia can provide relief for: Asthma and Bronchitis, Congestion (general), Epilepsy and Seizures, Convulsions, Pain/Migraines and Nerve Relaxant.