Working with Lobelia
Lobelia is a respiratory system stimulant given for asthma and other diseases of the lungs, such as chronic cough, emphysema, pneumonia, and whooping cough. Lobelia is used to ease the symptoms associated with tobacco withdrawal because of the alkaloid it contains, lobeline, which has a similar, but less toxic effect on the nervous system than nicotine. Lobelia was used traditionally for asthma and chronic bronchitis. L. chinensis is used in Chinese medicine as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and to counteract toxins and venoms.
Lobelia has a taste of ACRID, PUNGENT and a temperature of WARM.