Lobelia, also known as Indian tobacco or pukeweed, is a flowering herb native to North America. It has slender stems and pale blue or white flowers that bloom in the summer and fall. The leaves of the plant are narrow and pointed, and the plant can grow up to two feet tall. Lobelia has been used by Native American tribes for centuries as a remedy for a variety of conditions, including respiratory problems and muscular disorders.
It is also sometimes used in traditional herbal medicine as a mild relaxant and sedative. Despite its potential medicinal uses, lobelia should be used with caution, as it can be toxic in large doses.
Botanical Name: Lobelia inflata
Also known as: puke weed, emetic weed, poke weed, asthma weed, gag root, bladderpod