How It Works

Lobelia is an indigenous North American annual plant that is a garden favourite due to its delicate purple flowers. It has been called Indian tobacco because the American Indians smoked it. Interestingly, lobelia does contain a substance called lobeline which is similar to nicotine. Lobelia has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine as an expectorant for the upper respiratory tract. Lobelia is best known in traditional herbal medicine for its expectorant properties. Expectorants help the body to remove excess mucus from the respiratory tract. Lobelia is thought to accomplish this by relaxing and soothing the respiratory tract to allow for expulsion of mucus.

Recommended Use

Dosage (adults): Take 0.5 mL (10 drops) in water three times daily with a meal. Do not exceed 0.5 mL (10 drops) per dose. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 1 month.


Medicinal Ingredients: Each 0.5 mL (10 drops) contains Lobelia inflata (lobelia) aerial parts 1:1 extract 75 mg. Non-medicinal Ingredients: Ethanol, apple cider vinegar and water.