Photos of Lobelia inflata, Lobelia, Indian Tobacco, Pukeweed

Indian Tobacco, Pukeweed or Lobelia inflata was used by native groups for for asthma, bronchitis, sore throats, coughs. One of the most widely used herbs in nineteenth-century America. Traditionally used to induce vomiting (hence the nickname Pukeweed) and sweating; sedative; used for asthma, whooping cough, fevers, to enhance or direct action of other herbs.

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