Lobelia is named after the French botanist Matthias de Lobel (1583-1616), an herb native to the northeastern United States and Canada. It has a long history of use and is frequently imported to the United Kingdom from the United States as a nursery and a plant. Lobelia is one of the most controversial herbs in the world – it acts as an agent that travels to any part of the body and has many health benefits there. It can help expel mucus from the airways, used to treat breathing problems. In addition, some individuals use lobelia to help them quit smoking, soothe muscles, support the recovery of alcoholism, etc.
1. The active ingredient in Lobelia
✅ Lobelia contains a number of different alkaloids or compounds that provide healing or medicinal effects. Famous alkaloids include caffeine, nicotine, and morphine, lobeline. In which lobeline is the most prominent alkaloid in Lobelia, can help the body fight many different diseases.
2. Top 4 lobelia health benefits
2.1 Lobelia health benefits: Help with smoking cessation
✅ Lobelia has been studied as a potential treatment for drug abuse. Because lobeline contains some alkaloid that seems to have the same effect on your body as nicotine in cigarettes, this suggests suggesting the use of lobeline instead of nicotine for people who want to quit. However, research on this topic has been disruptive, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban lobeline treatment for smoking in 1993 due to a lack of evidence about its effectiveness.
2.2 Lobelia health benefits: Treatment of asthma and other respiratory diseases
✅ Sometimes lobelia is used along with conventional medicines to help treat symptoms of asthma attacks, such as wheezing, uncontrollable cough, and chest tightness. This is because lobeline can relax your airways, stimulate breathing, and clear mucus from your lungs. Lobelia is also used to relieve pneumonia and bronchitis that cause cough and shortness of breath. An animal study showed that injecting mice with lobeline helps fight lung damage by blocking the production of inflammatory proteins and preventing swelling. Although these findings are very promising, human studies are still needed to confirm their effectiveness.
2.3 Lobelia health benefits: Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
✅ Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that can cause hyperactive behaviors above normal. People with ADHD may have difficulty focusing attention on a single task or sitting still for long periods that occur in both adults and children. Lobelia can help control ADHD. Lobeline can reduce certain symptoms, including hyperactivity and difficulty concentrating, by improving the release and absorption of dopamine (a neurotransmitter in your brain). A study involving nine adults with ADHD noted that taking up to 30 mg of lobeline a day improved memory for more than a week.
2.4 Lobelia health benefits: Anti-depressant
✅ The compounds found in lobelia may also help protect against mood disorders, including depression. Specifically, lobeline may block certain receptors in the brain that play a role in the development of depression. An animal study in mice revealed that lobeline significantly reduced depressive behaviors and stress hormone levels in the blood. Another rat test showed that this compound could enhance the effects of conventional antidepressants. However, human studies are needed to better understand how lobeline affects this condition.
3. Notes when using Lobelia
- Using lobelia is not recommended. If you are still considering using this herb, first talk to your doctor or primary care provider. Lobelia can cause side effects, which can range from mild to severe including Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, heart palpitations. Taking 0.6-1 grams of leaves is thought to be toxic and 4 grams can be fatal.
- Children, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid lobelia products due to the lack of safety studies.
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