Lobelia inflata – Indian tobacco

 

 

This Lobelia is an annual North American plant with blue flowers in the family of the campanulaceae.

Use: The leaves, stems and seeds can be smoked or brewed as a tea, one teaspoon per half liter of water.

Active constituents: Lobeline.

Effects: When it is smoked it comes to a mild marijuana-like euphoria and a feeling of enhanced mental clarity. Smaller amounts of the tea stimulate, larger doses relax.

Side effects: Acrid taste, causes unpleasant, prickling sensations in the mouth and throat. Can cause nausea, vomiting and circulatory problems. The smoking of Lobelia can bring about strong headaches to people that are susceptible to migraines.

Suppliers: Seeds in seed stores, seeds and dried herb in ethnobotanical stores.

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