NATURES HERBS EXTRACT OF LOBELIA HERBAL SUPPLEMENT 2 OZ Lobelia (Lobelia inflata) soothes and nourishes the nervous system, enhances respiratory system function, has antispasmodic effects, lessens one’s desire for nicotine, and may be beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, epilepsy, viral infections, emphysema, and quitting smoking. Historical Information. Lobelia. Lobelia was used by the American Indians for various health care purposes and as a tobacco substitute. White men first observed Lobelia's beneficial properties in 1785, and it was introduced into medicine in 1807. It was recommended for use in the treatment of asthma by Cutler in 1813, and introduced to the English medical profession by Reece in 1829. In western herbology, Lobelia is recommended as a balancing herb in herbal combinations much as Licorice is used in Chinese herbology.
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