Metaphysical Properties Of Lobelia
Official Name: Lobelia inflata
Other Names: Asthma Weed, Bladderpod, Gagroot, Indian Tobacco, Vomitwort, Pukeweed
Planet: Saturn and Neptune
Metaphysical Powers: Storms Magic, Love, Fey Magic
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. (Native American and Eclectic medicine are said to recommend the smoking of Lobelia for assistance with asthma and nicotine cravings)
When doing spells or rituals for storm magic with Lobelia, you can either throw the herb into the wind while saying your intent or burn it in a fire safe container.
While you could use Lobelia in spells to attract love, Lobelia is also an ingredient choice for anti-love spells and rituals. Lobelia is also considered to be an option for purifying or divination rituals.
For those who wish to work with the Fey, Lobelia is a great choice to add to any Fairy Garden.
In the language of Flowers this plant is actually said to represent ill will.
According to the teachings that were taught from Native Americans, Lobelia is an herb that was used by tribes to do spirit work and dreamworking. Another use that the Native American tribes passed on is Lobelia can cause a trance like state.
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.