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Lobelia is a member of the bluebell family of flowering plants found in North America and Europe. Not surprisingly, then, the low-growing plant produces cascades of vibrant deep purple-blue flowers. Lobelia has a long history of use by Native Americans, who gave the plant many nicknames like Asthma Weed and Indian Tobacco, indicating the herb was once smoked. Other less attractive but descriptive alternate names for this herb include Vomitwort and Pukeweed. The dried leaf and powdered herb of lobelia are typically used to make tinctures and syrups, as well as infusions for use in topical ointments and salves.

Lobelia Leaf c/s, Wild Crafted, 1/4 lb

  • Also known as Indian tobacco, lobelia has a long history of use by various Native American tribes. The herb is also referred to as puke weed and gag root, which suggests that ingesting large amounts of this herb isn't advisable.

    Dried lobelia is most often tinctured or used to make strong infusions for herbal ointments, salves and liniments.

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