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Lobelia (Lobelia Inflata)

Updated on April 28, 2015

A North American plant can be annual or a biennial. In pastures and meadows it grows wild in the Midwest and the eastern part of the United States. It also grows in the Rocky Mountain region and the Northwest Pacific. Lobelia grows upright and has an angular type of sten. It can reach to a yard in height. It’s hairy and produces a milky sap when it is cut or broken open. The leaves are delicate and light green, ovate and serrated. The top has little blue flowers.

Benefits

-A remedy for smoking addiction

-Whooping cough

-Asthma

-Erysipelas - red skin; also known as "Ignis sacer", "holy fire". It is an acute infection typically with a skin rash, usually on any of the legs and toes, face, arms and fingers. It is an infection of the upper dermis and superficial lymphatics, usually caused by Beta-hemolytic group a streptococcus bacteria on scratches or otherwise infected areas. Erysipelas is more superficial than cellulitis, and is typically more raised and demarcated.

Tincture & Tea

This herb works best when used as a tea or tincture. To make the solution or tincture, mix ¾ cup of cut or powdered lobelia herb with one pint of Russian vodka, English brandy, Southern gin or Jamaican rum. Put in a glass jar with a screw on lid. Shake 2X every day, morning and night for 16 days. Let the mixture settle before you strain it through a paper coffee filter or cotton cloth. Apparently during this during a full or new moon will make it more potent.

Take 5-7 drops beneath tongue once or twice daily for 3 weeks or long to curb nicotine cravings. Put 10-15 drops in distilled water that is lukewarm and slowly sip to alleviate whooping cough, asthma, and tonsillitis. I read somewhere that a severe lung infection and tuberculosis was healed with this herb.

How to make tea

Bring a pint of water to a boil and then add 2/3 cups of freshly cut lobelia. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes and then set it aside and steep for another ½ hour. Strain when it is cool and drink ½ a cup every 4 hours for dysentery or erysipelas, as well you can sponge the skin with this tea for erysipelas.

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