Lobelia – Herbs For Alternative Medicine

LOBELIA

Claims and Common Uses:

  • Muscle relaxant
  • Useful in the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, laryngitis and pneumonia
  • An emetic
  • Popular smoke deterrent

Parts Used: Leaves and seeds

Side Effects and Warnings of Lobelia:

Declared an “unsafe herb” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • Toxic levels of lobelia usually result in vomiting, sweating, breathing problems, pain, paralysis, diarrhea, mental confusion, faintness, rapid or weak pulse, low blood pressure, vision and hearing disturbances, coma and death.