Here are some of the benefits that you’ll likely receive when you start using lobelia therapeutically:
- Respiratory stimulant and antispasmodic. Lobelia functions as a bronchodilator, meaning it stimulates the respiratory system and may even help in alleviating the effects of asthma. It may also help relax the lungs when they’re tense or overworked.
- Expectorant. It triggers the secretion of sputum through the air passages, which is why lobelia is commonly used to ease asthma and bronchitis.
- Diaphoretic. As a diaphoretic, lobelia promotes perspiration, which helps in cooling the skin during the onset of fever. It also aids in eliminating toxins from the body and promoting healthy blood circulation. Diaphoretics are often used to relieve diarrhea, kidney and liver conditions.
- Muscle relaxant. Lobelia has a depressant property, which helps the autonomic nervous system and muscular system relax.
Lobelia, even though it has a variety of health benefits when taken in moderation, may actually be poisonous when ingested in large quantities. It’s also poisonous for pets and other animals, and should be removed from the vicinity where these pets reside to avoid them from being harmed. Some of the side effects that you may experience when you ingest lobelia include the following:
- Profuse sweating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Heart palpitations
Lobelia should also be avoided if you suffer from the following conditions and diseases:
- High blood pressure and heart disease. Lobelia is a vasomotor stimulant and may cause an increase in blood pressure. This may worsen the symptoms of high blood pressure and may cause irreversible damage.
- Tobacco sensitivity. Lobelia contains lobeline, a substance that has the same effect of nicotine in the human body. This may mimic the negative effect of nicotine on people with tobacco sensitivity.
Lobelia should also be avoided by people who suffer from liver or kidney disease, seizures and shortness of breath. Like other herbs and medications, the use of lobelia should also be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it may cause adverse effects.
1 oz – $11.52
|8 oz – $59.12||16 oz – $104.00|
PART USED: Aerial portion
PROPERTIES: Relaxant, Sedative, Emetic, Cathartic, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Carrier for other herbs and properties—called the “Thinking Herb” by Dr. John Christopher
SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Nervous, Muscular, Immune, Circulatory
INGREDIENT IN: APL, ASP, BAC, BBL, BC, BHM Plus Salve, BHM Salve, BHM, CAN, CD, COLA, CR, FSW, KB, LB, LN, Lobelia/Cayenne, LT, MC, Miracle Salve, MP, NS, NV, PHB, PPAC, SN, Super C, WC