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Other Names: Lobelia, Indian Tobacco, Asthma Weed, Pukeweed, Jagroot, Vomitwort, Bladderpod, Lobelia Inflata
Traditional Usages: Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Bronchial Complaints, Lung Problems, Epilespsy, Tonsillitis, Diptheria, Tetanus, Externally for Eye Complaints, Insect Bites, Ringworm, Sprains, Bruises, Abscess, Earache
Resources: North America, Britain,
Parts Used: Seeds, Stem, Leaves, Flowers
Note: Lobelia can only be sold in premises which are registered pharmacies and by or under the supervision of a pharmacist

Lobelia - Herbal remedy for Whooping Cough:  Lobelia comes in tincture (a concentrated form of the herbs which is preserved in alcohol, glycerin or vinegar), liquid extract, capsules and a dried form that can be used in teas or capsules. Externally use a compress of lobelia herb or tincture. Make a tea with the lobelia herb or tincture. Infuse about one teaspoon of herb or several drops of tincture in one cup of boiling water. Soak a  cloth in the tea, lightly wring and place over the chest and neck. You can keep the cloth warm and moist by placing something to hold the heat in such as plastic wrap. Soak the towel periodically in the hot tea. The compress should be as hot as possible without blistering. Internally take a few drops of lobelia every few minutes to break up mucus. Use a small dosage at first and gradually increase as needed. 
Health Warning: Use internally with caution. If a higher dose is taken, vomiting, sweating, rapid heartbeat and diarrhea can occur.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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