Metaphysical Properties Of Lobelia
Official Name: Lobelia inflata
Other Names: Asthma Weed, Bladderpod, Gagroot, Indian Tobacco, Pukeweed
Metaphysical Powers: Halting Storms, Love
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Lobelia
- Throw some powdered lobelia at an oncoming storm to stop its approach.
- Lobelia is also used to attract love.
Lobelia is a potent antispasmodic and respiratory stimulant, making it useful for asthma and bronchitis. When applied externally, it can relax the muscles and relieve pain for sprains and muscle tension. Its chemical properties are similar to that of nicotine and are sometimes recommended for those trying to quit smoking.
Use only low doses internally, as higher doses can be toxic.
When taken in small doses, lobelia creates an energy of health and protection to both the physical and energetic bodies. Its occasional use may also stimulate prophetic visions. Crush the dried leaves and place them near your pillow to encourage intuitive dreaming.