Lobelia InflataIndian Tobacco, Lobelinum
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Lobelia Inflata may help, unprocessed Lobelia Inflata may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Lobelia Inflata in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Is a vasomotor stimulant; increases the activity of all vegetative processes; spends its force mainly upon the pneumogastric nerve, producing a depressed relaxed condition with oppression of the chest and epigastrium, impeded respiration, nausea and vomiting.
Languor, relaxation of muscles, Nausea, vomiting and dyspepsia are the general indications that point to the use of this remedy, in asthma and gastric affections. Best adapted to light-complexioned fleshy people. Bad effects of drunkenness. Suppressed discharges ( Sulphur Sulph.) Diphtheria. Catarrhal jaundice ( chionanth.)
WORSE, tobacco, afternoon, slightest motion, cold, especially cold washing.
BETTER, by rapid walking; (chest pain), toward evening, and from warmth.
Gastric headache, with nausea, vomiting, and great prostration; worse, afternoon until midnight; tobacco
Dull, heavy pain.
Deafness due to suppressed discharges or eczema
Shooting pain from throat.
Profuse flow of saliva; acrid burning taste; Mercurial taste; tenacious mucus, tongue coated white.
sensation as if heart would cease
Dyspnoea from constriction of chest; worse, any exertion
Sensation of pressure or weight in chest; Better by rapid walking
Feels as if heart would stop
Asthma; attacks, with weakness, felt in pit of stomach and preceded by Prickling all over
Cramp, ringing cough, short breath, catching at throat
in cold air
after exertion; physical exertion
while lying down
Pain in sacrum; cannot bear slightest touch
Sits leaning forward.
Deep red color and copious red sediment.
Heartburn with profuse flow of saliva
Faintness and weakness of epigastrium
profuse salivation, with good appetite
Profuse sweat and prostration
Cannot bear smell or taste of tobacco
Acrid, burning taste; acidity, with contractive feeling in pit of stomach
Stomach; disordered; extending to heart
sinking (see emptiness); extending to heart
Acidity, flatulence, shortness of breath after eating
Flatulence, shortness of breath after eating
Stomach; nausea; with salivation
Extreme nausea and vomiting
Stomach; vomiting; comes on suddenly
Sediment; sand; red (brick-dust)
Female; vaginal discharge; copious; serum like discharge from anus and vagina
Tincture, to thirtieth potency. Locally the tincture is antidotal to Poison-oak. Often the Acetum lobelia acts better than any other preparation. Lobelia hypodermically acts clinically almost precisely as the antitoxin of diphtheria does upon the i