Lobelia is used for breathing problems including asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, and shortness of breath (apnea) in newborn infants. Some people take lobelia as a sedative to help them relax. Other people use it to increase sweating.
Lobelia is applied to the skin for muscle pain, joint lumps associated with rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatic nodules), bruises, sprains, insect bites, poison ivy, and ringworm.
In manufacturing, lobelia is used in cough preparations and counterirritant products. Some stop-smoking products around the world include lobelia as an ingredient. But since 1993, manufacturers have not been allowed to include lobelia in stop-smoking products sold in the U.S. That’s when research found that lobelia doesn’t make stop-smoking products any more effective.
t is often used in love magick. Curiously enough, in the language of flowers, this magick herb represents ill will. It is a dual agent magickal herb that can be used for both good and bad results. Where red roses express love, Lobelia expresses hate or malevolence. It is never recommended that you practice spell magick for malevolent purposes, but if you do, prepare for unpredictable results with Lobelia.
Other uses for Lobelia include storm magick (throw dried herb into the wind or burn in a ritual), love magick (use in rituals for love or anti-love), and combined with other herbs for purification and divination rituals.
For those interested in fairy magick, Lobelia is a must-have addition to the fairly garden.
Combine with other divination and purification herbs for rituals in clairvoyance.
Use in rituals to invoke the Faerie folk. Like most of the poisons, this expresses “hate” while other hexing herbs express “anger, contempt or dislike”. Results with herbs like this one are always nasty, but never predictable.
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