Lobelia, L. inflata
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Native plant to the Great lakes region. Grows in rich woodlands, open woods and woods edges.
Easy annual to grow in a garden in full sun or partial shade. Grows to about 12” tall and is petite. Lobelia is a member of the Campanulacae family.
PART USED: flowering plant, or above ground portion
FUNCTION: Known by native people as asthma weed, Indian tobacco and puke weed, lending clues of it’s power. One of Samuel Thomson’s, (famous nineteenth century eclectic physician) remedies. Extremely relaxing, so in cases of extreme tension like coughing, asthma or anxiety, this can relax the muscles and spirit to help to bring in balance.