Herbal Information For You
Lobelia has been used for centuries as an
herbal remedy. It was originally used by Native Americans. Since Lobelia
lobeline, which is chemically similar to nicotine, it was used as a
stop-smoking aid. However this has not been proven. It is also being
studied for use in treating drug addiction.
does have antidepressant and sedative properties. It is used to relax
muscles and nerves. It has also
been used to treat anxiety, epilepsy, kidney stones, insomnia, menstrual
cramps, muscle spasms, spastic colon, and tetanus.
Lobelia has also been used in treating croup, asthma, earache, lock jaw and ringworm.
CAUTION: Sometimes slows down body function. Lobelia should not be used by diabetics.
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