Lobelia tea is known for many years as being very effective for respiratory and viral disorders. Lobelia, also known as Indian Tobacco, is a flowering plant that can grow up to two feet tall. Its leaves have a yellow or light green color, violet spiky flowers and oval-shaped fruits.
The constituents of lobelia are alkaloids, resins, lipids and gums, constituents that help relax the muscles and reduce a person’s craving for nicotine.
How To Make Lobelia Tea
Lobelia tea can be made by infusing ½ teaspoon of dried lobelia leaves in boiling water. Let the mix steep for about 10-15 minutes and when the time is up, pout the tea into your cup using a strainer to catch the leaves. Tea drinkers suggest that you should combine lobelia tea with another herbal tea to really enhance the flavor. But this depends on what you prefer.
Lobelia Tea Benefits
- Lobelia Tea has been used for many years to beak the smoking habit and it is often used in many smoking cessation programs.
- Provides relaxation, easing tension and panic.
- Treats asthma and bronchitis. It is said that Native Americans used to smoke lobelia to treat these conditions.
- Clears toxins from your body, lobelia tea being able to induce vomiting.
- Have anti-spasmodic, diuretic and sedative properties.
Lobelia Tea Side Effects
- People who experience certain health conditions such as heart, liver or kidney disease, high blood pressure, seizure disorders, paralysis, shortness of breath should not drink Lobelia Tea.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not drink Lobelia Tea.
- Lobelia Tea may interfere with the effects of certain medications, such as psychiatric medications or nicotine substitutes, so do not drink lobelia tea before consulting your doctor!
Lobelia Tea is a healty herbal tea, having a lot of benefits for your body. Try not to drink more than 3-4 cups per day of Lobelia Tea and make sure you won’t experience any of the side effects listed above!