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  Lobelia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lobelia, also known as Indian Tobacco, is a genus in the family Campanulaceae, comprising some 200 species, some of which are cultivated in gardens.
Lobelia erinus is an annual flowering plant often grown in window boxes and hanging baskets.
Lobelia is probably the base form from which many lobelioids are derived; it is therefore highly paraphyletic and not a good genus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lobelia   (293 words)

An active ingredient in the lobelia plant, lobeline, is similar to nicotine in its effect on the body.
Lobelia can be safely used in very small doses (particularly homeopathic doses), but moderate to large doses can cause serious adverse effects ranging from dry mouth and nausea to convulsions and even coma (see Precautions).
Lobelia is an attractive annual or sometimes biennial (replanted every year or two) herb that grows to a height of three feet.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsHerbs/Lobeliach.html   (955 words)

 Royal Horticultural Society - Gardens
Lobelia species are found world-wide in tropical and temperate areas but especially in North, Central and South America where their habitats range from marshes, wet meadows and riverbanks to woodlands, hilly and mountainous slopes and desert.
Lobelias are valued for their often brightly coloured flowers which are unusually twisted through 180° and the style will push through the anther tube thus forcing out the pollen and ensuring that when the stigmas separate the receptive surface will be pollen free and so ensure cross pollination.
Lobelia tupa is grown for its beautifully felted leaves and narrow tubular brick-red to orange flowers which are borne from mid or late summer in racemes up to 45cm long.  It is naturally robust, upright, clump-forming perennial with attractive red-purple stems and lance-shaped, downy, grey-green leaves.
www.rhs.org.uk /gardens/rosemoor/archive/rosemoorpomaug.asp   (528 words)

The popular Lobelias that are used for summer bedding, have been raised from L. Erinus, a blue-flowered variety.
However, this kind of Lobelia is only hardy in the mild climates of the U.S., in many places, they need to be lifted and stored in a frost free greenhouse or frame.
Lobelias to be grown in baskets should be set in one that is lined with moss to hold the compost, which consists of loam and leaf mold.
www.botany.com /lobelia.html   (757 words)

Containing relatively high levels of manganese, vitamin A, and vitamin C, lobelia is currently employed as a blood cleanser and used as a respiratory stimulant to treat bronchial and spasmodic asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Lobelia is an extremely powerful and concentrated plant that has an immediate effect, even in very small doses: chewing one-half of a small leaf is enough to provoke severe salivation, or at the very least, to lead to throat spasms and palpitations.
Lobelia is also very effective against localized friction, for example, on the sternum during an anxiety attack.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_lobelia.htm   (1060 words)

 Lobelia Information on Healthline
Lobelia inflata, also known as Indian tobacco, wild tobacco, pukeweed, emetic weed, asthma weed and gag-root, is native to North America and can commonly be found growing wild over much of the United States.
In homeopathy, lobelia is used in ways similar to its herbal applications: more specifically, in cases of severe nausea, vomiting, asthma, emphysema, and dry cough, and in the treatment of heart disease (angina pectoris and cardialgia).
Externally, lobelia is used in connection with a variety of problems, including insect bites and poison ivy; bruises, sprains and arthritis; and ringworm.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/lobelia   (1137 words)

 CD Baby: LOBELIA: Solitary World
Lobelia eloquently reveals a reflection of her soul in every song she writes.
Lobelia's ambition to succeed in the music business on her own terms has remained constant throughout her career.
Marlin instantly fell in love with Lobelia's voice, and suggested to Kane that he would like to front the capitol to produce a full-length CD with her, sight unseen.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/lobelia   (555 words)

 N101 | Lobelia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lobelia was also considered a useful pain reliever and in higher amounts was used to induce vomiting in people who had been poisoned.
Although lobelia has a reputation for being toxic, a thorough review of the medical literature was unable to find any well-documented case of serious problems or death due to lobelia.
Nevertheless, lobelia should not be used for more than one month consecutively and should be avoided during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
www.n101.com /Static/HNs/Herb/Lobelia.htm   (785 words)

 Lobelia Herb Benefits and Information
Lobelia (Lobelia inflata), also called Indian tobacco, has a long history of use in connection with respiratory ailments, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and coughs.
Lobelia was a common herb prescribed by early North American doctors.
Lobelia may also be used externally in connection with diseases of the muscles, joints, and tendons that involve inflammation and degeneration.
www.nutrasanus.com /lobelia.html   (449 words)

 Pages 100-119, Lobelia to Phoradendron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lobelia is toxic to animals at 0.5% of body weight.
Lobelia inflata is a tall (to 1 m in moist ground, much less in dry habitats) annual, which produces pale blue to white flowers July through October, The hypanthium (calyxtube) is much inflated in fruit.
OF INTEREST: Lobelia inflata is the source of the alkaloid lobeline used medicinally as a respiratory stimulant and in veterinary science as a respiratory stimulant and ruminatonic.
cal.vet.upenn.edu /poison/agbook/lobelia.htm   (3121 words)

 Lobelia cardinalis
All the other plants were toast but two or three leaves on the Lobelia were still hanging in there.
Lobelia cardinalis is the staple plant in Dutch aquascapes.
The store from which I get my lobelias doesn't always have them available, and I will be very sad when all of mine grow past their prime.
www.thekrib.com /Plants/Plants/Lobelia.html   (1371 words)

 Lobelia - Lobelia inflata - Encapsulated Herbal Extract - Herbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lobelia is native to North America, and was both chewed and smoked by Native Americans.
Lobelia was frequently used by midwives as a sedative, for its muscle relaxing effects, in preparation for childbirth.
Lobelia may be used in many conditions in combination with other herbs to further their effectiveness.
www.viableherbalsolutions.com /singles/herbs/s405.htm   (1169 words)

 Herbal Descriptions - Lobelia - Lobelia inflata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lobelia is an indigenous North American annual or biennial plant found in pastures, meadows, and cultivated fields of the eastern U.S., as far west as Arkansas and Nebraska.
Spasmodic and membranous coup, pertussis, bronchial asthma, bronchitis and pleurisy.
Lobelia has also been used for decades as a systemic relaxant with a slight depressive effect on the central and autonomic nervous systems.
www.viable-herbal.com /herbdesc2/1lobelia.htm   (862 words)

 Thursday's Plant -- Lobelia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lobelia is a crop that looks good whether it's grown by itself or planted in combination with other annuals.
Lobelia can be treated with B-Nine, two applications at 2,500 ppm, to control height.
Lobelia requires long-day conditions to initiate flower buds.Reduce crop time by providing supplemental lighting.
www.greenbeam.com /features/plant082498.stm   (415 words)

Lobelia was once taken as an asthma remedy and a way to induce vomiting, but due to a high risk of poisoning, it's no longer in use today.
Discovered by the Penobscot Indians and used widely throughout New England in the early 1800's, Lobelia enjoyed a brief period of popularity abroad at the turn of the 20th century.
Lobelia can be found in the dry regions of the northern U.S., Canada, and eastern Siberia.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/herbaldrugs/101740.shtml   (278 words)

 Lobelia - Extract
Lobelia was used by the American Indians for various health care purposes and as a tobacco substitute.
In western herbology, Lobelia is recommended as a balancing herb in herbal combinations much as Licorice is used in Chinese herbology.Lobelia is a valuable systemic relaxant, with a depressant action on the central and autonomic nervous systems.
Natures Herbs Wild Countryside™ Extract of Lobelia is a 100% pure, concentraated herbal extract of the finest Lobelia Herb harvested from its natural wild environment in North America.
www.evitamins.com /product.asp?pid=472   (374 words)

 Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower.
Lobelia cardinalis tolerates full sun, no drainage, seasonal flooding,and deer.
Lobelia cardinalis is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Lobelia cardinalis's foliage color is Green, and type is Evergreen.
www.laspilitas.com /plants/396.htm   (316 words)

 The Gardener's Network - How to Grow Lobelia Flower Plants
Most Lobelia plant varieties are compact, only growing 3 to 5 inches tall.
Lobelias can be directly seeded into your flower garden or seeded indoors for transplanting later.
Transplant Lobelias into your garden after the last frost date for your area.
www.gardenersnet.com /flower/lobelia.htm   (247 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Lobelia - Herb Profile and Information
Externally, an infusion has been found useful in ophthalmia, and the tincture can be used as a local application for sprains, bruises, or skin diseases, alone, or in powder combined with an equal part of slippery elm bark and weak lye-water in a poultice.
One part of Vinegar of Lobelia to 1 part of syrup forms a pleasant preparation for children.
The Red Lobelia is said to be anthelmintic, nervine and antispasmodic.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/l/lobeli38.html   (826 words)

 Lobelia or Cardinal Flower at Digging Dog | Lobelia tupa, Lobelia siphilitica, & Lobelia laxiflora
In the dog days of August, just when the border is not looking so lively, this genus of colorful, stately selections rejuvenates the garden with spectacular leafy flowering spires, attracting crowds of eager hummingbirds.
Donned in a crisp snowy white, the profusely flowered tapers of this Lobelia stand in sharp relief to its dark green foliage.
A perennial of nearly monumental stature, associate Lobelia tupa withMelianthus, Muhlenbergia and Morina longifolia for a dynamic melange of color and shape in the border.
www.diggingdog.com /pages2/lobelia.php   (483 words)

 Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)
Lobelia was introduced more than 200 years ago from the region around the Cape of Good Hope.
Lobelia is not sown directly in the garden because it does not begin to flower until two months after seed is planted.
Start the seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost is due; since the seeds are very small, plant them on top of finely prepared soil without covering them.
www.gardenguides.com /flowers/annuals/lobelia.htm   (249 words)

 Lobelia in Containers - Container Gardening
Lobelia is a small-flowered plant, but there are so many flowers on a good lobelia that it makes quite a statement.
Lobelia are better in the cooler times of the year and will bloom until the first hard frost.
Other than sufficient watering and a bit of fertilizer to keep the flowers coming, lobelia are lovely, low maintenance, colorful contrast plants enchanting in their petit perfection.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art42590.asp   (344 words)

 Lobelia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lobelia has a long history of use as an herbal remedy for respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cough.
However, a qualified healthcare practitioner may recommend this herb (usually in combination with other herbs) for the treatment of respiratory tract disorders or symptoms.
As lobelia's safety is highly questionable, do not use without the recommendation and close supervision of your doctor.
www.herbalhut.com /lobelia.htm   (782 words)

 St Johns Wort and Lobelia - Encapsulated Herbal Extracts - Combo Herbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is used as an expectorant, expelling phlegm from the lungs, and relieving congestion that is typically related to asthma and bronchitis.
Lobelia has also been known to reduce cold and flu symptoms, suppress coughing, and stimulate perspiration, cooling down the body to help break fevers.
Lobelia is considered beneficial for treating mild depression, reducing inflammation and pain, easing muscle tension, and calming the nerves.
www.viable-herbal.com /combos/herbs/c650.htm   (1730 words)

 Blue Lobelia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A close relative of cardinal flower (see above), blue lobelia is an attractive addition to butterfly and hummingbird gardens.
While blue lobelia is more tolerant of sun and dry soil than cardinal flower, the two are generally compatible.
Lobelia will spread easily but also you can divide clusters in spring or fall and replant.
www.wrenaissance.com /plants/lobelia_blue.htm   (218 words)

 Lobelia - 430-1
Lobelia [Respiratory] is native to North America, especially to the eastern regions.
Dwarf lobelia plants are often cultivated for use in hanging baskets.
Lobelia Essence contains 44–47 percent alcohol, glycerin and apple cider vinegar.
www.natrcart.com /index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=76   (103 words)

 Lobelia Tincture 1oz.
Lobelia Tincture: After using this tincture you might be inclined to name your next female child Lobelia.
Lobelia is a special herb for bronchial spasms.
Lobelia can be used externally in a poultice with Slippery Elm and a little soap to bring abscesses or boils to a head.
www.spiritofhealing.com /webstore/tinctures/pages/Lobelia-1oz.-1607.htm   (198 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Present in the Texas flora and known locally as: Ear-flower lobelia (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone).
Lobelia X speciosa Sweet (pro sp.) [cardinalis X siphilitica].
Present in the Texas flora and known locally as: Palespike lobelia, highbelia (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone).
www.csdl.tamu.edu /FLORA/cgi/ruled_html_query?colldir=kartesz/mgdata&collname=bonap98&query=Lobelia   (480 words)

 Native Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia seed & Potted Plants
Blue Lobelia plants prefer average to moist rich soil in full sun and make a striking contrast in color when planted near red Cardinal Flower.
Blue Lobelia and Cardinal Flower can be grown in large pots partially submerged in a water garden.
Lobelia siphiliticata Blue Lobelia seeds are very small and will germinate without pretreatment.
www.easywildflowers.com /quality/lob.silph.htm   (332 words)

 Nature's Herbs - Lobelia Extract - 2 oz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lobelia (Lobelia inflata) soothes and nourishes the nervous system, enhances respiratory system function, has antispasmodic effects, lessens oneKs desire for nicotine, and may be beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, epilepsy, viral infections, emphysema, and quitting smoking.
In western herbology, Lobelia is recommended as a balancing herb in herbal combinations much as Licorice is used in Chinese herbology.
Nature's Herbs Wild Countryside Extract of Lobelia is a 100% pure, concentrated herbal extract of the finest Lobelia Herb harvested from its natural wild environment in North America.
www.mothernature.com /shop/detail.cfm/sku/80285/S/553190   (412 words)

 Lobelia Seeds from Alchemy Works - Seeds for Magick Herbs and Pagan Gardens
In the language of flowers, lobelia means malevolence.
Lobelia has a long history of use by various peoples as a nervine, anti-asthematic, expectorant, emetic, and as a tobacco substitute (it actually works on nicotine receptors as a nicotine antagonist, although it contains no nicotine).
It is considered the most powerful of all the various types of lobelia and can be dangerous when used stupidly.
www.alchemy-works.com /lobelia_inflata.html   (300 words)

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