Lobelia Herb is sometimes referred to as Indian tobacco, and was commonly prescribed by early North American doctors for a variety of complaints. Lobelia herb is a yellowish green, with an irritating odor. The taste of the herb is very similar to that of tobacco, sharing almost identical burning and acrid qualities. For this reason, and because it is mildly relaxing when used in a tea or smoking blend, lobelia is often used as a smoking cessation aide.* It is also included in respiratory tonic blends for its bronchiodillating properties and is used to relieve stress.*
Lobelia can cause nausea if consumed in high quantities.