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  • Writer's pictureBob Burdekin, AES, CHHP

Lobelia, the "Lead Sheep" in Many Situations

Asthma attack symptoms like wheezing, uncontrollable coughing, and tightness in the chest can sometimes be treated with lobelia in addition to traditional medications.

This is due to the fact that lobeline may loosen up your airways, encourage breathing, and help to rid your lungs of mucus.

Additionally, lobelia is used to treat bronchitis and pneumonia, two lung infections that cause coughing and trouble breathing among other symptoms.

Despite the fact that herbalists and doctors frequently suggest lobelia to treat asthma and associated conditions, no human studies have looked at its effects on respiratory illnesses.

But according to one study on animals, giving mice lobeline injections helped them combat lung damage by halting the production of inflammatory proteins and reducing swelling. (6 Trusted Sources).

The use of lobelia may be beneficial for treating ADHD. (ADHD).

By enhancing the release and uptake of dopamine in your brain, lobeline may alleviate some symptoms, such as hyperactivity and trouble concentrating.

According to research involving nine ADHD adults, taking up to 30 mg of lobeline daily helped with memory improvement over the course of a week.

lobelia contain substances that serve as antioxidants, particularly the alkaloid lobeline found in Lobelia cardinalis.

Compounds known as antioxidants work to combat free radicals. These reactive molecules can harm body cells and raise your chance of developing diseases like cancer and heart disease.

One investigation discovered that lobeline supported brain signaling networks in addition to combating free radicals.

As a result, Lobelia may be helpful in treating conditions like Parkinson's disease that result from free radical harm to the brain.


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