Guaranteed Mother Tincture
May be helpful to smokers that would like to "quit the habit", and have tried all other remedies without success. It is believed to make the taste of nicotine repulsive. Used to calm the nerves and to relax the muscles of the body, some say it even helps to ease mild depression. Commonly used to relax all spasms. This stimulant acts as a bronchodilator, which means it helps to ease coughs, asthma attacks, bronchitis symptoms, chronic cough, and pneumonia.
Lobelia has a very long history of use in connection with respiratory health. Acts as a relaxant overall while dilating the air passages. This action helps to increase respiration and can be helpful for lung congestion. Its activity on asthma consists of stimulating the adrenal glands to release the hormone epinephrine, which helps the airways relax. Antispasmodic which both smooths muscle contractions and prevents spasms. May come in very handy for the treatment of ear infections, stiff neck, tonsillitis, pneumonia, whooping cough, croup, colds, and fever.
It stimulates the nervous system and secondly, it depresses the autonomic nervous system. It has sometimes been referred to as the intelligent herb because it goes wherever it is needed to promote healing in the body. The ability to decrease blood pressure and heart rate, and make the muscles relax. These make the herb popular in herbal medicine as one of the best antispasmodics and one of the most relaxing herbs available in the plant kingdom. It eases muscle tension and increases blood and lymph flow. This can be very helpful for easing any kind of cramping pain, including muscle aches and pain, menstrual pain, severe colic, intestinal gripe, and pelvic rigidity during childbirth. It has also believed to relieve mild depression, hyperactivity and may even induce a state of euphoria.
When overused it will cause vomiting, drowsiness, weakened pulse and respiratory failure; and care should be exercised with its use.
Contraindications: Great care should be exercised with the use of Lobelia since it has poisonous potential. Overuse is very dangerous to one's health.
Pregnant and nursing women and people with high blood pressure should not use.
Overdoses of the herb (many times the recommended amounts) produce vomiting, sweating, pain, paralysis, depressed temperatures, rapid (but feeble) pulse, collapse and possibly coma and death.
Before taking Lobelia, speak with your doctor first if you smoke, chew tobacco or use nicotine substitutes (Nicoderm®, Habitrol®, Nicotrol®), Nicorette®), taking them together may make you have more side effects of nicotine.
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