Lobelia is a plant that grows in Canada and the northern U.S. The above ground parts are used to make medicine.

Lobelia is used for asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, quitting smoking, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Lobelia is also likely unsafe when taken by mouth.

How does it work ?

Lobelia contains chemicals that might thin mucus (phlegm) to make it easier to cough up. One chemical in lobelia has actions similar to nicotine.

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