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Lobelia Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
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Botanical Name
Lobelia Inflata, Lobelia Nicotianaefolia Heyne
Hindi Name
Homeopathic Name
Lobelia Inflata   -   Mother Tincture

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Action of Lobelia

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Nutrients in Lobelia

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Parts Used

Seeds, Leaves, Stem , Flowering Tops

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Lobelia

Lobelia is considered to be taken in a suggested dose. High doses of Lobelia may be not safe and results into the following side effects.

Overdose may increase the toxicity in the body and causes Excessive Sweating
Rapid Heartbeat
Low blood pressure

Pregnant women and nursing mothers are advised not to take Lobelia. It may cause vomiting or some defects in your baby.

Stomach Problems: Prolonged use may result into inflammation in the Gastrointestinal Tract. It may cause Stomach Ulcers, Bowel Problems and Crohn's Disease.

People suffering from Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, High Blood Pressure should avoid its consumption.

Heart Disease: It causes rapid Heartbeat.
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Lobelia is a plant.
It is an annual.
It is associated to the Campanulaceae family.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 50 cm .
Lobelia is familiar as Puke Weed.
Best used for Respiratory Ailments.

Benefits : It acts as an expectorant and loosens the thick phlegm in the Lungs. It cleans the Respiratory tract and promotes Breathing. It contains antispasmodic properties and prevents Lung disorders.

Note. Lobelia is an antispasmodic in low doses and an emetic in high doses.


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Materia Medica for Lobelia

lobelia General

Lobelia is beneficial in easing Brain related ailments like Anxiety, Epilepsy, and Panic Attacks. It escalates the Learning and Recollecting capacity.
It counters Fever.
It alleviates Earache.
It soothes Throat Irritation thus, cures Mumps and Tonsils.
Lobelia is a good herbal remedy for ceasing the Smoking Addiction.
It is efficient in treating Jaundice.
It combats Tennis Elbow.
Lobelia is beneficial for Liver Diseases.
It is beneficial to cure Stomach Cancer.
It curbs Respiratory discomforts like Bronchitis, Cold, Breathlessness, Pneumonia, Congestion, Whooping Cough, Asthma, Spasmodic Croup and Diphtheria.
It alleviates the Lung disorders namely Pleurisy and Phthisis.
It is a Nervine thus, calms the condition of Tetanus.
Lobelia is a good herbal remedy for Skin troubles namely Abscesses, Poison Ivy, Ringworm, Boils, Bruises, Eczema, Ulcers, and Sores.
It normalizes High Blood Pressure.
It counteracts Back Pain.
It curbs Muscular troubles like Sprains, Swellings, Sore Muscles, and Convulsions.
Lobelia is favourable in treating Joint complaints like Rheumatic and Arthritic Pain.
It suppresses Body ache.
It is an Antidote for Bee Stings, Scorpion and Snake bites.
Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Lobelia is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the Lobelia in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for l0 minutes. Drink three times a day.
Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Single Herb

Lobelia for Alcoholism

Drink tea made from Lobelia.
OR : As tea tastes bad so inhale the smoke of Lobelia.

Lobelia ( Narasam ) for Insect Bites, Bruises

Make a poultice of the plant and apply externally to the affected area.

Lobelia ( Narasam ) for Autism

Prepare a tea made from the leaves of Lobelia.

Lobelia for Lungs

Boil 5 to 10 fresh leaves of Lobelia in water. Inhale the steam 2 to 3 times in a day.
It will melt the Thick mucus and expels it from the Lungs.

Lobelia for Convulsions

Put half teaspoon of powdered Lobelia leaves in one cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink it twice daily.
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Herbal Treatment For Asthma 2

Take Lobelia, Thyme and Ephedra.
Prepare decoction. Drink 2-3 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bronchitis 1

Take Verbascum Thapsus, White Horehound, Coughwort and Lobelia.
Prepare a decoction. Take two or three times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Abscess 1

Prepare a poultice of Slippery Elm, Wild Sage and Lobelia (equal parts). Apply it on affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Abscess 2

Prepare a poultice of Mullein (three parts) and Lobelia (one part). Apply it on affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 15

Take One part Cayenne ( Lal Mirch ), 3 part Lobelia ( Narasam ), 6 part Verbascum Thapsus and 9 part Slippery Elm bark. Put 6 tablespoons of this mixture in boiling water and make a thick paste. Coat the paste on a soft cloth and apply on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Earache 6

Add two tsp Lobelia Oil in same quantity of Olive Oil. Warm. Use it as an Ear Drop.

Herbal Treatment For Cuts 3

Make a paste by adding three tablespoon of Comfrey and one tablespoon of Lobelia. Apply it over the affected area. It will cure the cuts more quickly.

Herbal Treatment For Bursitis 2

Prepare a tea by adding two teaspoon of Burdock roots and 1/2 tablespoon of Lobeiila leaves. Take two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Fracture 1

With this cup of tea calcium supplement is also needed. Prepare a decoction of the following herbs.
4 table spoon of Horse tail grass
3 tablesoon of comfrey root
2 parts of oat
1part of lobeila
Have two cups two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Mumps 4

Take Mullien and Lobeila in 3:1 ratio. Prepare a paste. Apply it as a fomentation.

Herbal Treatment For Sty 1

Take the following herbs in equal quantity.
Verbascum Thapsus ( Leaves )
Raspberry ( Leaves )
Golden Seal ( Roots )
Slippery Elm ( Leaves )
Lobelia ( leaves )
Common Marshmallow ( leaves )
Grind them together. Apply as a fomentation.

Herbal Treatment For Fatigue 9

Take One teaspoon of each Lobelia ( Narasam ) and Skullcap.
Mix half teaspoon of Lemongrass ( Gandhatrina ) and infuse in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes.
Drink Luke warm.
It relaxes your tense muscles.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 13

Combine Lobelia ( Narasam ) and Valerian in equal quantities and make tea.
Drink Luke warm for a restful sleep.
It is also useful for easing stress.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma and Bronchitis

In Asthma or Bronchitis we need to administer an anti inflammatory remedy. Some herbal cortisone. Something to thin the mucus. And some remedy to expell it. Fortunately we can make a formula for all the three effects.
Mix the following three herbs in the proportions given below.
Liquorice 6 parts by weight
Slippery Elm 3 parts
Lobelia one part
Start slowly by baby steps to find your own dose. Once relief sets in start reducing the dose.
Effects are miraculously fast in mild cases. Say a few days. Severe cases may take long. Say a few months.
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Khamsin ( Tennessee )
13 Oct 2019
Is this safe for a 5 year old to take for respiratory illness?
14 Oct 2019
Dear Khamsin Please explain in detail your child's respiratory ailments. Does she have a chronic cough or breathing problem or any infection? Since she is small we don't recommend any herbs without knowing the specifications.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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