Lobelia Inflata L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origins: Weedy fields, roadsides, woods, and in partial shade.

Uses: The herb yields lobeline sulfate, which is used in anti-tobacco therapy. It is also used as a stimulant, antiasthmatic, and expectorant in cases of bronchitis.



Native to eastern United States; imported into India.


Antiasthmatic, antispasmodic, broncho-dilator, expectorant, mild sedative and relaxant. Used as a tabacco deterrent (as a major ingredient in many antismoking mixtures).

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) A guide to medicinal plants of  Appalachia/ Krochmal, Arnold; Walter, Russel S.; Doughty, Richard M.: USA: U.S.D.A Forest Service:,1959.

2) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p 385.

Lobelia Inflata L.
Término aceptado: 07-Feb-2019