Lobelia – Friend or Foe?
Lobelia inflata is a powerful medicine and a powerful emetic. Exalted in Thomsonian medicine of the early 1800s, it has stood the test of time, and is one of the most useful specific medications herbalists use today. As a parasympathomimetic and a muslce relaxant, as a broncho-dilator and as a hypotensive, Lobelia plays a unique role in the hands of the experienced practitioner. In this class we will explore the benefits and uses of Lobelia as well as the risks and dangers. Safe dosing, topical applications, recipes and examples drawn from clinical practice.
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