Lobelia Herb Benefits

Respiratory Ailments

This herb has been used to stimulate the air passages to help people suffering from conditions like pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma breathe better.

Smoking Cessation

Native Americans have used lobelia as a substitute for tobacco; herbalists also recommend the herb to help smokers give up cigarettes.


If you have a cough, the herb can assist your body by acting as an expectorant that loosens and expels mucus.


You can bring down a fever with lobelia by taking 1/2 teaspoon of the herb's extract or tincture made from it every four hours.


Significant doses of lobelia can be administered to induce vomiting if someone overdoses on medication or ingests a toxic substance.