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Historically, Lobelia was used to treat coughs and spasms in the lungs from varying causes, as well as spasms elsewhere in the body, including the intestines and ureters. Lobelia was also considered a useful pain reliever and was used to induce vomiting at higher doses poisoning cases.
Herbs: Herbs may be used as dried extracts (capsules, powders, teas), glycerites (glycerine extracts), or tinctures (alcohol extracts). Unless otherwise indicated, teas should be made with one teaspoon herb per cup of hot water. Steep covered 5 to 10 minutes for leaf or flowers, and 10 to 20 minutes for roots. Tinctures may be used singly or in combination as noted. The high doses of single herbs suggested may be best taken as dried extracts (in capsules), although tinctures (60 drops four times per day) and teas (4 to 6 cups per day) may also be used.
Nausea: Symptoms resulting from an inclination to vomit.
TID: Three times a day.
Tincture: An alcohol or water-alcohol solution, usually referring to a preparation from herbal materials.