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Lobelia Leaf

  • Lobelia is known as a "thinking" herb: increasing ennervation and relaxing tension where needed. Users vary widely in sensitivity to it's effects. It causes a momentary scratching sensation in the throat and in large enough doses will cause nausea due to relaxation of the stomach and at a large enough dose, emesis. Users start with small doses to gauge sensitivity. Used for relaxing and anti-spasmodic effects on involuntary muscles and on nerves. Relaxes bronchials: used for spasmodic asthma, spasmodic cough, tight chest. Intestinal obstruction, constipation due to tension. Convulsions, epilepsy. Gallbladder spasm and pain. Muscle tension in general. Angina pectoris. Relaxes cervix in labor. With similar effects to nicotine, it has been used to satisfy nicotine cravings. Contra-indicated in enlarged or fatty heart, valvular incompetence and pregnancy.
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Lobelia Leaf

Organically Grown USA 

Also Known As – Lobelia inflate

Overview – Lobelia is also known as Indian tobacco. It is native to the northern United States and Canada. It grows to a height of three feet. The tall stem branches at the top. Pale violet-blue flowers with yellow interiors grace the top. This herb has a long medicinal history. Native Americans used this herb to treat asthma, as did medical doctors who used it to induce vomiting. Today, as a herbal remedy, it is still being used.

Medicinal Uses – Internally, Lobelia has long been used for asthma, cough and bronchitis. It increases salivation, can cause throat spasms and palpitations by merely chewing a portion of one leaf. It is used to help people stop smoking. It is also used to treat anxiety. Externally it is sometimes added to salves to treat eczema and other forms of dermatitis.

Other Uses – Lobelia is also used homeopathically either by itself or in combination with other products to help people stop smoking. It is also used homeopathically to help relax muscles, to ease nausea and vomiting and to treat various respiratory ailments.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement – Lobelia can be combined with mullein and coltsfoot as a lung remedy. It can be used to calm excessive nervousness when mixed with valerian and skullcap.

Parts Used – The aerial portions (mostly leaves and seeds) of the plant are used medicinally.

Precautions – Lobelia can be toxic. Substances in the plant bind themselves to receptors for nicotine in the nervous system and cause symptoms like profuse sweating, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, tremors, mental confusion, rapid heartbeat, convulsions, hypothermia, coma and sometimes death. Do not exceed a daily amount of 20 mg of this herb. Excessive doses higher than 500 mg are extremely toxic and may be fatal. If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, paralysis, seizure disorders, shortness of breath or a sensitivity to tobacco, do not take this herb. Pregnant and nursing women should not take this herb. There are no known interactions with medications. Because of certain chemicals in the herb, use caution if you take anti-depressants or other psychiatric medications.

Suggestion – A standard dose of dried lobelia prepared in an infusion or decoction is ¼ to ½ teaspoon in 8 ounces of water. You may want to mix other herbs for this recipe. Steep for 30 to 40 minutes before straining. This infusion can be taken 4 times per day. For a liquid extract, 4 to 18 drops can be taken three times a day. For a tincture, 18 to 60 drops can be taken once per day. A vinegar tincture can be taken 3 times per day in a dose of 20 to 120 drops.

Disclaimer – These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner. 


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