Botanical Name: Lobelia inflata
Common Name: Lobelia
What's It Used For?
Lobelia can be used for breathing difficulties including asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, and shortness of breath (apnea) in newborn infants. Some people take lobelia as a sedative to help them relax. Other people use it to increase perspiration.
Lobelia can be applied to the skin for muscle pain, joint lumps associated with rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatic nodules), bruises, sprains, insect bites, poison ivy, and ringworm.