Family Name: N.O. Lobeliaceae
Botanical Name(s): Lobelia inflata (LINN.)
Popular Name(s): Rapuntium inflatum, Indian-Tobacco, Pukeweed,
Asthma Weed, Gagroot, Vomitwort, Bladderpod
Parts Used: The herb and its seeds
Habitat: Asthma Weed is found in the northern United States and
Description: Asthma Weed is an erect annual or biennial herb
that gains a height of 1 to 2 feet and possesses stalked leaves. Its
flowers are pale violet-blue in colour.
Uses: Asthma Weed is used as an expectorant, diaphoretic and
anti-asthmatic substance. It is used also in epilepsy, tetanus,
diphtheria and tonsilitis. Its infusion is used to treat ophthalmia and
its tincture cures skin diseases.